I was cheesed on my used MBP!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bobsbarricades, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. bobsbarricades macrumors regular

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    Not really. I only paid like 450$ for it in Korea. But still! I don't know why I never looked but apparently I've been using a 5400RPM HDD these last 3+ years. Just changed it today and saw it. Couldn't believe it.

    All that slow gloggy garbage I've been dealing with is, thanksfully, over now.

    ..unless these guys lied on their label.... >.<
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    MBPs came with 5400RPM drives though... they still do..
     
  3. mrs1986 macrumors regular

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    I think is totally natural a 5400rpm hdd in a mbp, even today is normal...
     
  4. seong macrumors 65816

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    Hey, I'm Korean. Did you deal locally or in private? They can trick you bad. Anyways, I still use the 5400rpm drive without any problem. I switched to 7200rpm for a day, saw no difference, returned it, and saved my money to buy SSDs next time.
     
  5. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Only buy from authorized Apple retailers - never from 3rd party dealers like E-mart. Anyway, 5400RPM drivers are standard on laptops. You can put in a 7200RPM for a fee, but most people don't. I needed the extra storage over the slight increase in speed.
     
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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  7. bobsbarricades thread starter macrumors regular

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    not even to browse the web good sir.

    Well I guess I should've clarified that I knew he upgraded the HDD and told me 7200. :shrug:

    I'm an American and the guy that I found on Craigslist (never found any Koreans using it =/) was I think Canadian. I never felt ripped off by any Koreans when I was there. More often I felt I was doing the ripping. I miss it there so much...
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    5400 is perfectly fine for lots of things. Web browsing depends on a lot of things, and the speed of the HDD is only one of them.
     
  9. NZed macrumors 65816

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    lol, you have slow internet, not a slow HD.
     
  10. solowmodel macrumors 6502

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    I think you'll find that Korea has the fastest average internet speeds :)

    My home connection is 100/80.

    Although having said that Youtube lags like hell :(
     

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