Laptop Harddrive Going Bad...
My harddrive in my MBP is going to shit... it freezes up a lot and has failed every test i've tried [most unfixable] Also my "o" "nine" and "comma" key don't work and it is starting to piss me off to have to copy-paste to use these...
Anyways I have been looking now at places to buy harddrives... I wanted to upgrade from the 80gb that came with my computer to at least a 120. I found this site http//eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/MacBook/Pro/DDR2/ offering a 250GB 5400rpm for $70 or a 200GB 7200RPM for $100.
Is the difference between the 5400 and 7200 going to be worth the $30 and loss of 50GB?
This is my main computer and is used for internet school projects website design and every once in a while some 3D animation.
The speed of the RPM is gunna effect some of the read/write speeds of the actual drive itself.. I know as a gamer, you will get some better performance with a higher RPM drive. 7200 is pretty much the standard speed now. However, they do have drives that go up to 15,000 RPM, those would be more high end and used in gaming rigs or other systems where speed is crucial. 5400 is getting to the lower end of the speed spectrum. For internet projects and school work I would not suspect that you would need a very intensive HDD. However, for 3D animation, you may want a lttle extra speed boost (though I am not very familiar with 3D animation exept with game map building and what not with Hammer editor.
I guess bottom line is that 7200 will give you slightly better performance speeds. However, for school and internet projects it may not be as necassary. the 3D animation is where you may want that extra kick from a 7200 RPM drive over a 5400.
15K RPM drives don't exist in 2.5" laptop drives yet. 5400rpm is still pretty common but more and more new laptop drives are 7200rpm now. IMO yes it is worth the $30 to get the extra speed, the difference between 5200 and 7200 is noticeable for a lot of things, even OS startup times will be faster.
[quote1f243653c7="dmorris68"]15K RPM drives don't exist in 2.5" laptop drives yet. 5400rpm is still pretty common but more and more new laptop drives are 7200rpm now. IMO yes it is worth the $30 to get the extra speed, the difference between 5200 and 7200 is noticeable for a lot of things, even OS startup times will be faster.[/quote1f243653c7]
thanks! thats what I was looking for dmo! Now i have to figure out my budget...
Got it replaced! I Found a good deal on a Segate 250GB 7200... I think I spent just over $80 on it... Now I need to replace my keyboard cause my "o" "nine" and "comma" don't work still /
That will be a little more pricey than the drive P.... are you replacing it yourself? Good deal on your drive BTW.
i just bought the keyboard for 45 shipped brand new... Yea i'll replace it myself was down to the keyboard half way through replacing the harddrive so it won't be hard...
nice... Always better to do yourself than take it in. Keyboards are flipping expensive to get replaced at computer repair places...