Macbook HD - heat concern

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by superted666, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. superted666 Guest


    Oct 17, 2005
    if i was to replace my macbooks internal disk with a better version like one from ibm say 140gb 7200 rpm. will this increase the macbooks temp?

    Also i realise battery life will be hit but is this going to be very noticeable?

    Thanks in advance
  2. twentyone macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2006
    I doubt it's going to generate much more heat. I would say there would be a bit more because it's spinning faster, doing more work. I would think it'd be negligable.
  3. daze macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2006
    San Jose, California
    You'll be fine. In my old PB 12", I replaced the stock 5400 RPM with a 7200 RPM. And no real heat issues. The 5400 was warm to begin with, and the 7200 didn't make much of a difference... In hind sight, the faster RPM drive didn't make much of a performance impact.
  4. Compatiblepoker macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2006
    Jacksonville Beach
    I could see it producing a slightly larger amount of heat but not too much to really notice. Only one way to find out.
  5. dragon2611 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2004
    i put a 7200RPM drive in my pc laptop and it was a performance improvement there but then it had a 4200rpm in their originally, but the difference between the 5400rpm and the 7200rpm drives in notebooks probably doesn't justify the extra cost of 7200rpm

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