switching hdd to 7200rpm

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bereda, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. bereda macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    has anyone switched to a 7200rpm drive and what are the improvements... and what type of drive have you used
  2. tiguk macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2008
    Have you done a search? There are loads of previous threads about this.

    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB is the current choice.
  3. bereda thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2009
    is that the absolute fastest drive? i want the fastest besides a ssd
  4. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    That's the fastest one you can buy, period. No one else has a drive with that density, at 7200 rpm, on the market today.

    I have the previous generation 7200.3 @ 320 GB and I'm quite pleased with the improvement over the original Apple hard drive.
  5. islandman macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 here (500gb). It flies!
  6. xoggyux macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Nope but its the fastest you can buy without having to pay almost what an SSD cost.

    There are 10,000 and 15,000 server grade 2.5 drives that theoretically should fit your laptop (as well as converting it in a all-day shacking roller-couster. Also the new WD Raptor is a 2.5" into a aluminum adapter to make it 3.5" if you could tear it appart it should fit a laptop, though the aluminum is there for a reason, probably it will melt your laptop......

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