MBP - 5400 vs 7200 HD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macronerd, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. macronerd macrumors newbie

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    I am about to order the 15" 2.4Ghz MBP. After doing alot of research, I am still undecided on which speed hard drive to get. I will be using the laptop mostly for web design with CS3, photography, and occasionally dabbling with home videos. I would love to hear your tips and experiences.. thanks!
     
  2. CRAZYBUBBA macrumors 65816

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    7200 rpm- Faster and less heat. I'd say go for it.
     
  3. BennyK macrumors 6502

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    7200 with video editing. 5400's will work with video but 7200 is prefered due to the speed of the drive.
     
  4. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

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  5. overcast macrumors 6502a

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    The harddrive is by far the slowest component of any computer. There is no reason to go with a slower drive unless you do not care about performance.
     
  6. msharp macrumors regular

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    Yep. I've ordered mine with 160GB 7200rpm. Go for it!
     
  7. stephenc92 macrumors regular

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