Which drive to get?

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  1. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys im going to be upgrading to a MBP and was wondering which Hard Drive to get. I want alot of storage but do not know if the 200 gig is going to affect the performance. Is it slow?

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  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Yes .. the 200GB drive is rated @ 4200 rpm v 5400 rpm drive


    The 4200 rpm is painfully slow .. If it was me thinking on the choice, I would go with the 5400 rpm drive even its little bit smaller in storage.. that's why they make externals
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Although I don't believe the speed difference is night/day, it is slower and not all that much larger. If you don't absolutely need the extra 40GB internally, I would get the 160GB. There will be faster/larger 2.5" drives in the [near] future.

    You'll probably get external storage for backup and expansion no matter what internal drive you have. And, if you need portability, you can get a bus powered model.

    I went through the same questions myself when I upgraded to a 17" MBP C2D in November. It's a 160GB.
     
  4. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Plus the 200GB drive is built by Toshiba which is prone to failure more often than Western Digital or Seagate. I wouldn't trust it :mad:
     
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    Cutting Edge tech is really expensive.. even 7200 rpm 200GB drive will give off more heat and less battery life per se charge cycle
     
  9. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    Be aware that many of the latest high capacity 2.5" drives have an additional platter, making them too thick (12mm vs. 9.5mm) to fit in a MacBook or MacBook Pro.

    FWIW, I went from a 5400 rpm 100GB drive to a 7200 rpm 100GB drive recently, and it made a substantial difference. I still use external FW drives for backup and scratch disks anyway.

    MD
     

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