Can my MacBook Pro 13 use hard disk 7200rpm?
I have a MacBook Pro 13. my hard disk speed is 5400 rpm. so should i change my hard disk speed to 7200rpm
I installed a 7200 rpm WD Scorpio Black 320GB hard drive into my MBP13 in January 2010. I have had no problems whatsoever with this upgrade. There has been a bit more heat evolved, but the aluminum unibody dissipates heat very effectively. No noted changes in noise, vibration, power consumption.
Installed a Crucial 500GB SSD in my MBP13. They are much cheaper than when I put in the Scorpio. Additionally, much cooler, faster, longer battery life. YMMV.
I also used a WD Scorpio in the same set up. It was a little quicker, but I keep my MBP on my night stand and the noise was a little intrusive. It got a little warm and power hungry and I am buy no means someone who stresses their computer. My only excuse for upgrades is curiosity. Yes, put a 256 Crucial SSD in, but couldn't bear the waste. I settled on an 80.
My suggestion, MCE Optibay, 60-80 GB for OS and apps. A nice power friendly 500-1000 for your less intensive apps and media.
Apple is becoming Microsoft I'm afraid. And I,ve been evangelising for 10 years, and I'm starting to feel less is more.
I,m bound to itunes, but Chromium and Splash....? are my next points of interest.