worth upgrading to the faster (not SSD) hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by btownguy, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    Buying my first Mac this afternoon at an Apple Store. Getting a 15" MBP, 2.8 Ghz, 4.0 Gb. I'm getting the 500 Gb traditional hard drive. $50 to upgrade to the faster hard drive doesn't sound too bad, but I've read a few threads about beeping and clicking in the faster HD's. Is this problem widespread? Is there a noticeable speed difference with this HD upgrade?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    For $50 iThink this is one of the better upgrades. I know in one of your other posts you mentioned buying in store, you cannot do BTO in store. I mean you can, but the Store does not offer them in stock, they still have to be shipped, so it would be the same as ordering at home :D.
     
  3. btownguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah, thanks. I think I'm still going to buy in the store - I want to support my local Apple Store. Not to mention, I want to get it today. :D
     
  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    If you want it today, you will only get the stock model.
     
  5. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    Avoid the 500GB 7200RPM drive like the plague. I have personally gotten two with the beeping problem, and Apple's Discussion forums has a 45 page thread of people with the same problem. Plus, Apple is know calling this beeping 'normal' and refusing to fix it.
     

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