Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

HDD 5400 vs 7200 RPM

7086 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2008 7:42 AM by D90_format RSS
  • LukeD Level 4 Level 4 (3,115 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2008 7:15 PM (in response to Panny1)
    Panny1 wrote:
    I'm going to get a new MacBook Pro, just deciding on the drive is the hard part.




    I have to add that it is amazing that we can now easily swap out the hard drive and go between HDD, SSD, or a larger HDD.
    "Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs @ Stanford (YouTube) MB PRO 3,1, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Boot Camp, with a Windows XP Professional, SP2, partition/ACD 23"/MB/MB Air/iPOD
  • Panny1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2008 8:08 PM (in response to LukeD)
    I don't think I'll be running outlook... and I don't think I'll ever be taking Microsoft's advise
    They'd advise me not to get a MacBook Pro!

    Do like the point of being able to change the Hard Drive easily so not as stressed to make the right choice, thanks. Still wish it was more obvious as to what's the best drive.
    iMac 24" 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.5), 2GB RAM
  • Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,500 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2008 8:18 PM (in response to LukeD)
    LukeD wrote:
    I have to add that it is amazing that we can now easily swap out the hard drive and go between HDD, SSD, or a larger HDD.


    I've been waiting years for an easy-swap MacBook Pro drive bay...
    Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), PowerBook G4 15" Al, PowerBook G3 FireWire, PowerCenter Pro, PowerBook 160
  • LukeD Level 4 Level 4 (3,115 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 14, 2008 8:57 PM (in response to Network 23)
    Network 23 wrote:
    LukeD wrote:
    I have to add that it is amazing that we can now easily swap out the hard drive and go between HDD, SSD, or a larger HDD.


    I've been waiting years for an easy-swap MacBook Pro drive bay...



    I too have been waiting patiently for a swappable hard drive bay. I cannot wait to upgrade!
    "Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs @ Stanford (YouTube) MB PRO 3,1, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Boot Camp, with a Windows XP Professional, SP2, partition/ACD 23"/MB/MB Air/iPOD
  • ktraver Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 15, 2008 3:06 AM (in response to LukeD)
    I am intending on using the new MBP for alot of editing with Aperture and Final Cut. I do plan on getting the 2.8ghz upgrade to help with overall performance. I am stuck between the 250gb 7200rpm HDD and the 128GB Solid State Drive . Size isn't such an issue for me since I have a few external hard drives. However, for the price upgrade ($550) I could purchase a pretty nice camera lens.

    For the video editing portion of my work I would simply bring all the project files to my laptop hard drive(whichever I decide on) to do the work - so I do not always have to be connected to my external hard drive.

    Is the SDD really worth the extra cash? Should I just save the money now and wait until the prices drop and then swap out the HDD for an SDD later since it is so easy to do on the new MBPs?
  • LukeD Level 4 Level 4 (3,115 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 15, 2008 11:06 AM (in response to ktraver)
    Ktraver,

    I would not trust solid-state drives for any video editing. We have tried them in our production company, and we have found that we achieve far better performance with a 7200-rpm hard disk drive.

    It seems that Avid is of this view as well.

    Good luck with your decision!
    "Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs @ Stanford (YouTube) MB PRO 3,1, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Boot Camp, with a Windows XP Professional, SP2, partition/ACD 23"/MB/MB Air/iPOD
  • Heshion Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 18, 2008 1:18 AM (in response to Panny1)
    The beauty of the new MBP is, you can get both, and swap them at will.
    MBP 17" 2.16 - Ser. 8621 -PERFECT! * 2Gb * 7200, Parallels Desktop -> XP Pro SP2, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Weibetech FW800 External; bus powered
  • D90_format Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 28, 2008 7:42 AM (in response to jacoblisbygd)
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
1 2 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.