Macbook Pro 15" - recommendations on 5400 or 7200RPM HDD

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  1. jclin10 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any thoughts on the pros/cons on a 7200 RPM drive over a 5400 drive? I'm looking to purchase a MBP 15" in the next couple of days.

    Thanks!
     
  2. robivy64 macrumors member

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    7200 RPM drives will run a little hotter than a 5400 but you will get better performance from the 7200.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are lot of threads on this here

    If you use MRoogle, you will find a lot of information

    I opted for the Scorpio Blue 500 GB 5400 over the 7200

    Not necessarily... Here is a review comparing the Blue and the Black and other issues as well

    Scorpio Blue and Black Review

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    the scorpio blue does do an incredible job keeping up with the 7200rpm drives. the benchmarks i have seen show it lagging behind a bit in big block writes but other than that it does a good job keeping up.
     
  5. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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