Upgrade HD.. external or internal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JHNguyen, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. JHNguyen macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2006
    I'm looking to upgrade my HD for my macbook. External lacks a bit of portability, but as long as its bus powered, it's fine. Internal would be great, but I have a few questions..

    With an internal HD:
    1. Will my MB have less battery time?
    2. Will my MB run hotter?
    3. Will it be louder?

    With an external HD:
    1. I'm sure I'll have less battery time, but, is the battery time comparable to having a 7200 rpm 320GB internal HD?
    2. What do you recommend?

    I'd go straight for the internal HD, but I already feel the battery life is somewhat short even with the stock HD it came with. With an external HD, I could unplug when I'm not using it.
  2. lucky3killer macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    It's depends on HDD brand, just look at consumer's review.

    7,200 RPM can cause to eat more battery and produce more heat.

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