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  1. #1

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    Oct 08, 2010
    Miami, FL
    Newbie Quick Question - 7200 vs. 5400 RPM?
    Posted in "Hardware - Apple Notebooks" forum, as it's for my MacBook, but rules state external HD issues to post here, so did in case I've done wrong.

    Have Black MacBook (Model 3, 1) w/specs:

    Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory: 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    Firewire: 400
    Hard Drive: Capacity = 148.73 GB Available = 108.74 GB

    Is LaCie 320GB Rugged All Terrain external HD w/7200 (vs. 5400) RPM suitable for my MacBook model & if so, will it significantly increase transfer speed?

    I appreciate & thank you in advance for any assistance you all can provide.

    Best Regards,

    KFC, III ("Kenny")

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    Member Since
    Oct 30, 2008
    Burgess Hill/UK
    MBP/2.53GHz i5/4GB RAM/500GB HDD/15" LED Screen/Intel HD Graphics & NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
    That HDD is an external one and so won't fit into your MacBook.

    If you can afford to buy a 7,2000rpm drive I'd recommend it if you are using large files and needing real-time updating e.g. video editing.

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