Just bought the i7 a few months back and I'm still trying to get the hard drive situation ironed out. I order the custom config with the 7200 rpm drive. The first drive was making a revving up sound that sounded ominous, and wrong. I think that was a Hitachi 500 gb drive. Apple just replaced the drive with a new one. No revving up sound, but now the whole machine is vibrating. I'm sure Apple will replace the drive without any issues. However, I'm wondering whether the 7200 drive is the way to go after all. Is there really going to be a noticeable speed difference? Is it possible to get one that isn't going to vibrate this machine noticeably? The drive they put in there was a Seagate ST9500420ASG . I notice a couple of reports of excessive vibration on these drives. It's like a buzzing under the palm rest. What would you do?