Stock 7200rmp vs stock 128 SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by poca, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. poca macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    I really want to have an SSD in the main drive with a hard drive in the optical bay. I have seen that apples ssd is not as fast as others I can buy. I also know that apples stock hard drive won't have motion sensor in the optical bay. I'm not sure if i should get the 128SSD or 500g 7200rmp when i order my 15 mbp. What is the best choice without having to buy 2 3rd party hard drives.
  2. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
  3. Jiten macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    I have the BTO Apple SSD. Its no second gen Sandforce but its feels roughly twice as fast as any of my 7200 rpm drives. Very happy with it.
  4. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    I agree, if your after sheer speed even an Apple SSD should blow away any 7200 drive
  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
  6. rubyonone macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2011
    The stock 128 SSD drive in the 15 MBP is super fast

    well worth it
  7. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    it's even more worth it due to its price in some models. $100 for a 128gb ssd is nice.
  8. poca thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    so a 128g ssd from apple then buy a 3rd party hd with motion sensor?

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