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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by memoteran, Feb 15, 2007.
would a 7200rpm hard drive would help with the performace of a macbook? would be easy to install?
Depends on what type of work you'll be doing...
Drives of that speed are power hungry. Max out your RAM first.
I have a Macbook with 2GB RAM and a 100GB 7200 rpm HDD (now for sale on eBay, actually) and, yes, it does make a huge difference.
Launching of apps and general startup/shutdown times are much, much quicker. I wouldn't want to go back to a 4200 or 5400rpm drive...
As for battery life, I can't say I've noticed any difference. The batter lasts plenty long enough to watch a full DVD so all's good, in my opinion.
To sum up: money well spent, I reckon.
Well, according to Barefeats
(http://www.barefeats.com/mbcd7.html), performance directly
depends on the amount of data on the disk, which varies from
person to person.