Researching drive speeds...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lamina, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    #1
    I will be purchasing a MacBook this summer, and I am thinking of getting the 7200RPM drive over the 5400.

    I just realized that the 7200RPM option isn't available on the MacBooks! What's the deal with that? Anyway by summer they'll likely change the options.

    What kind of credence would you give to this article:

    http://www.mactech.com/articles/mactech/Vol.23/23.01/2301LaptopHardDriveSpeed/index.html

    Basically it shows that the 7200RPM drives are considerably faster than the 5400's.
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

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    #2
    The 7200 drives are not way faster than say the 320GB WD 5400 due to the fact the 320GB only has two platters
    so data density is greater,than across the three platters which the 7200's have

    Try searching around there's loads of posts on this issue
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #3
    That article is ancient. If you want the fastest drive, buy a 320 gig (or 500 gig) 5400 rpm drive.
     

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