Keke, lookie what I just did =) v. 500GB HDD in MBP

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  1. _Trev_

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    Should be a nice improvement over my 200GB :bowdown:

    I need a bigger Time Machine drive now though :hs:
     
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    I'd do it but 5400rpm is too slow for some of the stuff I do. I'll stick to a 7200rpm drive with a lot of externals.
     
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    from what I have heard the 5400rpm laptop drives can actually be faster than some 7200rpm drives because they are able to pack the data on there tighter so it doesn't have to spin as much to reach the data. :noes:
     
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    This was my biggest debate when I bought my new MBP. I ended up going for the 5400rpm 250GB vs the 7200rpm 200GB. We will see if it is fast enough when I get it on Thursday:x:. If not HDDs are cheap these days anyways.
     
  7. TheWeasel

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    They can be faster but not for that reason. It comes down to how the data is laid out. A well configured 7200rpm drive will always be faster then a well configured 5400rpm drive.
     
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    Holy shit son, I didn't know they were up to 500gb now. May need to order one of these shortly...
     
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    I can't wait till we have high capacity SSD's at these low prices we have for HDD's.
     
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    The 500GB Samsung performs better than my 200GB 7200RPM Hitach I replaced.
     
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    Not even close to enough storage space
     
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    In for 500GB SSD's :noes::noes: When do you think we'll see drives with that capacity?? 5 yrs from now? 10? And I mean at relatively cheap prices like drives today.
     
  13. TheWeasel

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    As I said, it's all about how the information is laid out on the drive. When you have a relatively new install on it with most of the data laid out in the same contiguous space it may be faster. Wait until you use the drive for a while and fill it a decent bit and it will not be as fast as the equivalent 7200rpm drive.
     
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    exactly what I was going to say
     
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    This actually isn't a fresh install. I SuperDuper'd the data over from my old drive. The point I was making though, is that with more drive space, fragmentation is less likely to occur, and since the data is denser on the platter by design, bechmarks have shown that the high capacity 5400 rpm drives are fairly high performing drives and at this point in time are the fastest, even when compared to 7400 RPM drives, when it comes to real world notebook usage performance.

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    the mbp only has sata150... wonder how much that slows it..
     
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    I didn't realize SSD's had already dropped significantly in pricing. Newegg has 128GB SSD's for $399 :noes:, but then again they also have another 128GB SSD for $3049:dunno:.
     
  20. TheWeasel

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    Some of them are very slow in real world tests. Much slower then their traditional drive equivalents. I'd still wait a bit before spending the money on one.
     
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    not to mention some actually draw the same amount of power
     
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    Yeah, SSD's is something I'm gonna wait a while before getting. How about this, will we ever see 1TB drives in note/macbooks?
     
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