Macbook HD question

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  1. kamikaze

    kamikaze Active Member

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    I just picked up a macbook with the 80gb hard drive in it. I am pricing out bigger drives, but what i want to know is if i'll really notice a difference in access times going from the 5400 rpm 80 to say a 4200 rpm 200gb :dunno:
     
  2. unrealdigital

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    not sure about Apple HD's...but there is a significant boost in performance from a 4200 rpm HD to a 5400 rpm HD. And not so much of a difference from a 5400 rpm to a 7200 rpm.
     
  3. kamikaze

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    so maybe just get the biggest 5400 rpm i can get....
     
  4. Bona Fide

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    go for 160gb...that's the largest 5400rpm drive available
     
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    im thinking about picking up a 160 gb 5400 soon :eek3:
     
  6. kamikaze

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    i figured the 80 would be enough, but with OS X and that i really like the whole Bootcamp thing makes me want a little more than 10GB for XP
     
  7. LifeBurnsFaster

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    :ugh: i can't stand teh windows anymore

    i :love: my mbp
     
  8. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i wonder how much i could save on battery life with the lower speed hard drive...probably not worth the trade in speed reduction
     
  9. Bona Fide

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    there's no net loss...the 7200rpm spindle doesnt have to spin as much as the 5400rpm, but it spins faster, so both things are offset and there's no loss of battery life.
     

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