Upgrade HD.. external or internal?

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

  1. JHNguyen macrumors member

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    Apr 14, 2006
    #1
    Hi,
    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

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    Oct 24, 2007
    #2
    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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