MacBook HD upgrade 10k RPM ?

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  1. bLiss macrumors member

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    Has anyone had experience upgrading the Macbook HD to a diskthat spins 10000 rpm? I've got 2 GB of ram but performance when it comes to games could still be better... integrated graphics :(

    Would 10k be way too hot? Or not worth it anyway?
     
  2. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Do they make a 10k small enough to fit in a MB shell?
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Google it.
     
  4. bLiss thread starter macrumors member

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    Not even sure! Apple ships with 4600 or 5400 tops.
     
  5. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    To the best of my knowledge, there are no 10K RPM 2.5" drives. The fastest you can get is a 7200RPM
     
  6. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    There are no 10k rpm notebook drives on the market.
     
  7. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    wouldn 10k rpm cause your Mac to take off...... :D
     
  8. Whiteapple macrumors regular

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    Actually, these disks DO exist in the 2.5" format. HP uses them in their ProLiant servers. 2.5", 10k rpm, everything fits, EXCEPT they are 12mm thick, where your Macbook needs no more than 9.5mm. So, clear answer is "no". But they theoretically DO exist.

    Google it.

    :)
     
  9. klymr macrumors 65816

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    And that is why I said, "Do they make a 10k small enough to fit in a MB shell?"

    I know they make a 10k 2.5" drive, but I also didn't think they made one that would fit in the MB or MBP's "thinness." You would think if they did, surely Apple would use them, wouldn't they?
     
  10. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No. Apple prices the components (hard drives, video cards) to the center of the market.

    5400 RPM, and 7200 RPM at the top end.

    The 200 Gb 4200 RPM is a BTO option; it's actual not slower than the 5400 RPM drives, because of its superior areal density.
     
  11. klymr macrumors 65816

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    I guess that makes sense. Thanks.
     
  12. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Provided it is kept trim, of course. A 90% or so full 200GB 4200 would be pretty slow.
     
  13. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

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    So you're main complaint is that your performance when you gamem could be better, but you want to upgrade the hard drive? It would seem like the integrated graphics is the main problem and it can't be upgraded...
     
  14. Flaki macrumors member

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    why would you think gaming performance would be better with faster hd?

    the only benefit hd with high rpm is faster load/boot, you wont get any fps boost
     
  15. alljunks macrumors regular

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    the only 10K rpm drive that is not SCSI is raptor drive from WD...but the dont make it for notebook!!!
     

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