Upgrading HD in Macbook?

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

  1. randommacperson macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2008
    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


    Mar 23, 2005
    You're free to install your own 7200 RPM internal drive in the Macbook. :D

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