I thought a Macbook w/ 7200rpm HD would be faster. It's not!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GodWhomIsMike, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2007
    I installed a 200GB Seagate Momentus hard drive (7200rpm w/ 16MB cache).

    I did a clone of my original hard drive onto the 7200rpm HD. I installed the new drive and put the original into an enclosure.

    I boot up and it's slower. I reboot, and it boots quicker but not as fast as before.

    Some apps are quicker and others are slower. There is a minor vibration on the left side below the keyboard. But I expected some vibration.

    What I didn't expect was longer boot times.

    I do not recommend the upgrade.

  2. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    The recommendation goes to people that use their HDD for very intense reasons. Examples being Graphics people or gaming. Opening Apps won't show off its speed.

    Update: http://www.barefeats.com/mbcd7.html - check it out
  3. GodWhomIsMike thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2007
    It's a noticeably longer boot up, which sucks.
  4. J@ffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2002
    Behind you!
    I'd wipe it and start from scratch with restoring your apps and files. Cloning a drive over can bring in old gremlins and occasionally gremlins from your old system. I'm not saying any difference, if there is one, will blow your mind, but it's worth trying if you've got the time to mess about just so you can be sure it's not just old caches or directory this and that leading you astray.

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