MBP vs MB (External Hard Drive Question)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sammyman, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    So I have narrowed it down to the white mid MB, or the lowest end MBP. The last thing I need to understand before making a decision is external hard drive. I read another post about the MBP's PCI slot that you can hook up a SATA hard drive. This sounds nice, but is it that much faster than a 400 firewire of a MB? If I am planning on hooking up external hard drives anyways, should I skip on the 7200 option for the MBP?

    I will be using this computer for 3 things. Photoshop for my wife's photography business, video editing for home videos, and audio recording for a personal hobby with cubase.

    If there is only a slight difference in external hard drive speeds, I might as well save the money and get the MB, right?
  2. BrittQ macrumors regular

    May 23, 2007
  3. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005

    This does not show the firewire 400 which would be the only option on a macbook. However, it does compare firewire 800 and sata, which are similar. Hope someone can shed some light, because I am ready to purchase.

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