Internal Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jumpthegap, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. jumpthegap macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2008

    Just looking for some advice.

    I have a 2010 macbook pro and the 250gb internal hard drive needs upgrading.

    Im looking at 2 replacements:

    Both are the same price but the 1tb is only 5400rpm wheras the 750gb is 7400rpm

    Will the speed difference be noticable between the 2 hard drives or do you think there will be heat issues.

    thanks in advance
  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I have the late 2011 MBP with the Apple 750 GB 7200 RPM drive. It's better than 5400 RPM, but if you are looking for a real upgrade, why not consider an SSD?

    How full is your drive? If you are getting away with 250 GB right now, perhaps you can go on a data diet and live with an (approx) $200 256 GB SSD. This one for instance...

    The upgrade going from 5400 to 7200 is not very noticeable. But going from 5400 RPM to SSD? You will begin to wonder if somebody spilled liquid oxygen and rocket fuel into your MBP.
  3. jumpthegap thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2008
    I have a time capsule 1tb which stores almost all my data however I like to keep my music on my MacBook and its full. I have thought about SSD but I feel they might be a little expensive.

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