What model 7200 rpm HDD in MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by freitas, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. freitas macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    I am considering buying the 15" macbook pro with the 7200 rpm hard drive. I have read that the Hitatchi is smoking the Seagate. I am curious what drive apple ships with the MBP.

    Has anyone noticed an increase in heat and noise?
  2. mbp-wayne macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    Mine is a Seagate

    My 160G SATA drive (7200 rpm) is a Seagate, and it is original equipment Apple (my MBP was configured with a 7200 rpm drive from Apple). I had a Hitachi in a pc notebook (also a 160G drive) but it died and was replace with a Seagate (which is now my backup drive in an external case - I mirror the internal drive at least twice a month). The Western Digital drives seem ok too, and I have a 250G 5400 rpm drive in the pc notebook now.

    If you can wait, there is a 500G drive (April) or the 320G 5400 drive now.

    I have found little difference in heat or power with the new 7200 drives, and often the faster read times means more standby time for the drive as well. The 250G 5400 rpm drive does seem as fast for all but large file transfers, so I don't think the speed is that critical for day to day use.

  3. powerchord macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2007
    right where I am
    My MBP 17" has a 200gb 7200rpm Hitachi, and is quiet as can be.
  4. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
    I had a 160GB Fujitsu 5400K, Upgraded to a WD 250GB 5400K, removed it once again and put in the WD 320GB 5400. All of the HD's I had in were 5400's super quiet, however I never had a 7200K in my MBP I imagine it would scream! Rather have the space myself.

    good luck mate.

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