Swap 5400RPM HDD with 7200RPM HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ravensfan55, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. ravensfan55 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2009
    I have a year old 15' MBP, with a 2.66GHz C2D, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB 5400RPM drive. I just purchased a 250GB Seagate 7200RPM drive which I use in an external enclosure for my Time Machine. I have no complaints for my computer being terribly slow, but I was wondering if I would get a significant boost from having the 7200RPM drive in my MBP.

    Before anyone recommends that I get a SSD, I do plan on buying one once prices keep dropping. Right now $1600 for a 480GB OWC SSD is a little steep for me.
  2. jetjaguar macrumors 68030


    Apr 6, 2009
    u should see a nice little boost .. i have a 5400rpm drive in my i7 mbp and im probably picking up a 500gb hitachi to replace it with .. prices for ssds are still too high for me

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