2 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2011 3:07 PM by Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com)
Sharkey13 Level 1 (0 points)

So I think I'm leaning towards the 15" Macbook Pro and found a great deal on Amazon!


I noticed it ships with the 500GB 7200RPM HD and was wondering if I would notice any noise or any movement if I were to place my hand on it.


I figure since it's the 15", maybe I wouldn't notice it? That it's spread out over a larger surface?


Is it really that fast over the 5400 HD?


*What about battery life?

  • tjk Level 7 (24,220 points)

    Hi S,


    Things that spin faster are more difficult to keep balanced and quiet in comparison to the same things which spin slower. Thus it is very possible that a 7200 would make more noise, have more vibration, and use more battery while doing it.

  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 (17,290 points)

    I put a drive like that in my last MBP and it worked great. Was real quit and no effect on battery life that I could notice. Check Barefeats.com for speed comparisons.  






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