What a difference a new HDD makes...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rashdown_online, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. rashdown_online macrumors member

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    Laptop setup:

    • Macbook Pro 13" (early 2011)
    • Core i5 (entry level)
    • factory-fit small HDD
    • Home-fit 8Gb RAM

    After about 10 mins last night (remove and replace HDD) and another 45 mins (clean install of OS and basic apps) I now have:

    Home-fit WD 750Gb 7200RPM Scorpio Black HDD

    And what a difference:
    • Laptop seems to have sprung to live
    • apps load quicker
    • runs quieter

    Now ready for Lion

    Highly recommended HDD

    Cheers
     
  2. Ach111es macrumors regular

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    That's because the HDD rotation speed and density are both higher.

    I guarantee if you got a solid state drive you would "highly recommend" that even more. And your computer would thank you with superfast boot, sleep, shutdown, and program start ups!

    But the drive you put in is a very solid (lame pun) hard disk.
     
  3. t0rr3s macrumors 6502

    t0rr3s

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    Scorpio Blacks are a particular favourite of mine. I mean, the harddisk, of course.
     
  4. rashdown_online thread starter macrumors member

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    That's one reason i got it! but i really wasn't expecting to notice such a pleasant improvement in performance!

    As for SSD, too pricy and too small at the moment for my hobby needs. but maybe one day...

    WD Scorpio Black will do for me for quite some time me thinks...
     

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