New MBP 7200 vs 5400rpm

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  1. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,
    I do a lot of programming in Xcode and develop iPhone applications and software in general. I'd like to purchase a new MBP but I'm unsure if sacrificing 250gb space is worth is for the so called 'speed bump'.

    Opinions will be appreciated! :)
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Im kind of confused on WTF you're asking?

    The difference between a 7200RPM HDD vs a 5400RPM HDD? Easy... 1800RPMs. Performance difference, yes some, nothing outrageous.
     
  3. Philflow macrumors 65816

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  4. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, but is copying files important to me, I'm not sure?
     
  5. ViviUO macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure you are the only who can answer that. Its like asking you if my favorite color is blue or green, because I'm not sure.
     
  6. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I mean with coding, there isn't much file transfer needed?
     
  7. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    Just get the most & fastest you can afford....and don't look back!
     
  8. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    Love your thinking! :D
     
  9. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    The compiling is due to the processor
    the running is held on the RAM

    if you looked at the chart of the scorpio black vs. blue, the faster hard drive is as you would have guessed faster read and writes, which means faster over all performance. is it necessarily for coding no for the above reasons.

    Plus coding files are typically small. The only bad thing is that the faster hard drive uses up more power :(
     
  11. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    There are four more pages with other benchmarks.
     
  12. NZed macrumors 65816

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    so much you barely notice the difference

    OP, the highest(i think) 7500 rpm drive is 750gb. I'd say with light xcode and programming, go with an SSD and external HD
     
  13. tombubi macrumors regular

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    Cant agree with you more.
     

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