MacBook Pro Questions Please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by guydor4, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. guydor4 macrumors member

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    Oct 8, 2007
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    1. When in your opinion exited the next update of the MacBook Pro?

    2. What the advantage of faster hard disk?

    For example

    7200 rpm insted of 5400 rpm

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. dchen720 macrumors member

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    Jul 23, 2008
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    1. in sept/oct, and i am guessing the change is minor... HOPE SO, cuz i just got mine 3 weeks ago.

    2. a lot faster, but useless unless u serious do lots of video/photo editing etc,,
    7200 rpm HD might drain more battery and release more heat.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Search the forums for dozens of threads on this subject. Short answer: no one but Apple knows for certain.

    If the density is the same, faster means faster data transfer time and less waiting for disk-intensive operations.

    For example:
    200GB 7200rpm vs 200GB 5400rpm .... 7200 is faster.

    But a denser drive may outperform a faster RPM:
    500GB 5400rpm vs 200GB 7200rpm .... 500GB wins.

    Not necessarily. For example, the 200GB 7200rpm uses less power and generates less heat than a 250GB 5400rpm.
     
  4. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

    winninganthem

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    1. General consensus is September-October.
    http://guides.macrumors.com/MacBook_Pro_Buyer's_Guide

    2. Faster HDD allows you to access larger files faster, useful for video editing. If you don't deal with overly large files often you won't feel the difference between the two.
     

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