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MacBook Pro - What is the largest HDD for MBP


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I saw that some people are putting 400GB and 500GB hard drives in 17inch MBP. Does anyone know if this is possible with the 15inch version as well? I know alot are doing a 320GB with luck, but just wondering if something bigger was available yet?
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The largest drive available for the 15" Macbook Pro is the 500GB 5400RPM drive by Samsung. If you want a 7200RPM drive, then 320GB is the largest one currently available.


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thanks kash... i will look up pricing on that 500GB but right now i am going with this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148336

it will work right?
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this is the 500???
http://cgi.ebay.com/SAMSUNG-HDSMHM50...QQcmdZViewItem

what kind of difference are we talking from 5400 to 7200???
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this is the 500???
http://cgi.ebay.com/SAMSUNG-HDSMHM50...QQcmdZViewItem

what kind of difference are we talking from 5400 to 7200???
7200 faster read, write and seek speed.
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so is the speed difference a matter of seconds, minutes, what? is it worth $50... that is such an opinion question i assume
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It's not THAT big of a difference, but it is slightly noticeable, as in OS X will boot faster, as will applications. As for whether that's worth $50, that's completely up to you. Some people want the bleeding edge in performance, others are content waiting an extra couple of seconds.


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7200 rpm has slightly less battery life as well.
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has anyone put the 500gb in their macbook pro?
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