MacBook Pro 7200rpm option!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Europium, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Europium macrumors newbie

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    With all the people understandibly complaining about the standard slow 5400 disks, this is a pretty big deal

    750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm
    128GB Solid State Drive [Add $100.00]
    256GB Solid State Drive [Add $500.00]
    512GB Solid State Drive [Add $1,100.00]
     
  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    i got the 750gb hdd cuz that is the only configuration they had in store for a maxxed out system .. i will pick up an ssd eventually and switch this drive into the superdrive bay
     
  3. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    Many MBP's use Hitachi travelstar drives - the fast, 7200rpm models are very silent. Hitachi is has there 750gb 5400 for a while and the 7200pm model is supposed to ship this quarter - I'm waiting to buy that one. I would except apple to include that option in a few months.
     
  4. Reclaim3r, Feb 24, 2011
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    Wow, this is the first I'm seeing this... that's sweet! I'm definitely going with the 7200 rpm one.

    Edit: Oh, it's only a free switch with the higher end 15"
     
  5. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    They were selling Seagate 7200.12's in the more recent upgrades. I bought the Hitachi 500GB because it is faster than the Seagate but the Hitachi is still slower in seeks and i/o than a WD Black.
     
  6. vipergts2207 macrumors 65816

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    I believe in at least some situations the 5400rpm HDD will be faster because the of the density of the bits in the 750 GB HDD. I believe in sequential reading the 750 GB will be faster and in non-sequential reading the 7200 rpm will be faster. I'm not 100% sure here though.
     
  7. derbothaus macrumors 601

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