Scorpio Black 7.2k faster than Apple (Seagate) 7.2k?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vbman213, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    I just upgraded my friends Macbook Core 2 Duo to a 500GB Scorpio Black 7200 RPM. I used both XBench and AJA System Test to test hard drive performance and the Scorpio Black is definitely a faster drive.

    Using AJA system test, my Apple upgrade 7.2k Seagate drive is about 90 MB/s, while the Scorpio Black is around 105 MB/s

    Do these numbers justify an upgrade on my machine?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    No, they do not justify an upgrade. It is just 15 MB/s. Not a huge deal. If you want an upgrade, the only (real) step up would be an SSD with like 295-350 MB/s (or even greater! :O).
     
  3. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    Moving from a 7200RPM drive to another 7200RPM drive is pretty pointless unless you're upgrading it due to needing more space.
     

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