Upgrading HD in Macbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by randommacperson, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. randommacperson macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to decide whether or not to pickup the pro or the macbook. I'm not a big gamer or graphics user so the gpu upgrade isn't worth it, but there are a few other considerations that I was hoping you could help me with.

    1. No firewire- this sucks, but how much slower is it than USB2? Is there a way to link firewire to the ethernet jack?
    2. I have a MBP right now and enjoy the screen real estate for opening two documents simultaneously- do people who have experience using both have any thoughts on general screen real estate issues?
    3. HD- The MB only allows upgrades with the 5400 rpm hard-drives. Are 7200 rpm HDs that much faster? If they are, is there a way to install a 7200 HD into a new MB myself?

    Thanks for any thoughts
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're free to install your own 7200 RPM internal drive in the Macbook. :D
     

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