If you want to upgrade HDD to 7200 rpm ???

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  1. RafMac macrumors regular

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    If you want to upgrade HDD to 7200 rpm, will it void your new MacBook Pro 2010 warranty? Some say yes, some say no?

    Do you think there is a big difference between 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm drives on the new i7 MacBooks?

    I don't know if I should have had paid the extra $50 for the 7200 HDD, but buying same HDD would cost me $95 and and I would have 2 drives on hand.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It will not void the warranty, it is even explained in some detail on page 37 in the User Guide for the MacBook Pro.
    http://support.apple.com/manuals/#macbookpro

    The difference is 20MB/s in benchmarks and around 15 minutes less battery time. If you use MRoogle, you will find hundreds of threads about this.
     
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  4. RafMac thread starter macrumors regular

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    So we are talking seconds here and it is not that much then. I will leave as is then hope maybe next year SSD will come down in price or just upgrade to 7200 rpm beyong 500Gb once it will be fine.
     
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