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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Mar 08, 2009
    MacBook Unibody 2GHz 4Gb Ram
    Replacing Hard drive
    I have a white macbook that is about 2 years old. I want to upgrade from a 160gb hdd to 500. Does it make a huge difference to get 16 mg cache and 7200 rpm or will 8/5400 be more than sufficient.

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    harrya's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 18, 2009
    Macbook Pro 15" June 09
    7200rpm is the way to go. There are a ton of posts on how to replace the hard drive. Good luck.

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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    The higher the cache, the better it will perform. A 16mb cache on a 5400 RPM drive will feel the same if not faster than a 8MB/7200RPM drive.
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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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