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    2.2GHz macbook upgraded to 4 gigabites of ram then replaced the hard drive with a 320gb 7200 rpm. Now I have a slightly noisy macbook

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    What brand is the HDD? 7200 RPM is faster so it's not really surprising that there is noise. What's annoying is the vibration that you can feel when typing.

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    When you change your HDD from 5400 to 7200 is there a change that your MacBook will become warmer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viizei View Post
    When you change your HDD from 5400 to 7200 is there a change that your MacBook will become warmer?
    Well I didn't notice anything different when I installed a 7200 RPM HDD on my MBP, but I'm getting a new 7200 RPM HDD on Monday and I'll install that in my new MB so we will see. ^-^"

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    Seagate Momentus 7200.3 7200RPM **SATA** Notebook drive with 16MB Cache. There some vibration from the new hard drive and a whirring sound that I did not hear with the original drive. The problem is not unbearable but something to consider if anyone is thinking about upgrading their hard drive. I did not notice the MacBook getting any hotter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill.Loney202 View Post
    Seagate Momentus 7200.3 7200RPM **SATA** Notebook drive with 16MB Cache. There some vibration from the new hard drive and a whirring sound that I did not hear with the original drive. The problem is not unbearable but something to consider if anyone is thinking about upgrading their hard drive. I did not notice the MacBook getting any hotter.
    I bought the same HDD you did but It's super quiet. I did notice that there is a slight vibration, but it's not that bad because I only feel it if I rest my palms on the pad.

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