People with 7200 RPM HD in their MBP/MB get in here

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  1. The1Ash10

    The1Ash10 Active Member

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    Have you had any additional heat issues with the addition of the 7200 over the 5400? I'm thinking about doing the upgrade on my MBP, but with the GPU overheating being such a prominent problem with the MBPs I'm a little apprehensive about it.
     
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    Well, I dont have a MB or MBP, but I did do a 4200RPM to 7200RPM upgrade on my PowerGook G4 (aluminium) when I had it, and it didn't make it run any hotter.
     
  3. Ant

    Ant Serious Business.

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    my fan seems to come on more frequently....I just put a 7200 in last week.
     
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    I went from the factory 5400 to a 7200RPM hitachi 200GB. It was a little noisier. didn't notice much as far as heat goes though.

    Now I'm using a 500GB Samsung 5400RPM and it's performance is better, the drive is quieter and it draws less power.
     
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    by performance what do you mean? The OS and apps should be starting much slower, right?
     
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    higher density platters = higher performance despite RPM

    I have a HM500LI, upgraded from a Hitachi 7k200, which before this guy, was the fastest 2.5" drive

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    which mac? does it come up as 1.5Gb in System Profiler > Serial ATA?
     
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    The second upgrade I did in my Blackbook was an Hitachi 7k320 (first was 4gb RAM). I did this within the first week of owning it, so I really don't have anything to compare it to. But its super fast and doesn't get excessively hot.
     
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    It runs much cooler and quieter than my Macbook if that means anything to you.
     
  10. The1Ash10

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    I think I might get one this week. I wish the prices on the SSD would come down more tho. :hs:
     
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    no extra heat on mine, i have a 200gb 7200rpm Seagate in my macbook. I think they make a 320gb one now tho.
     
  12. Ant

    Ant Serious Business.

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    yeah, thats the one I have now. (the 320 7200rpm)

    I hear my fan more now than I did before...it's not that big of a deal though
     

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