Travelstar 7K200

May 20th, 2008

Just installed the Travelstar 7K200 on my MBP, and restored the backups. If you still using a 5400 rpm HD on your laptop, and you care about productivity, go ahead and buy it.

Installing it on a MBP is fun. You need to use precision tools – I had to buy a set – and prepare your patience. iFixIt has excellent guides.

First thing you’ll notice, the HD is completely silent. To the extend that I thought it wasn’t working when I booted after installing it.
Then you’ll notice the speed. Windows and Mac booting are faster, opening apps is faster. So cool!

The manufacturer claims that the Travelstar 7K200 is faster than other 7200rpm HDs. I’d say that would be hard to tell, but it’s certainly a great performance improvement for a laptop. Another tip: buy a 2.5 Sata USB Enclosure, so you keep using the old HD.

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2 Responses to “Travelstar 7K200”

goodwill Says:

Exactly what I did on my old Dell laptop :)

But one thing I notice is Mac OS file copying are so much faster comparing to Windows, that always make me feel sad :(

Tuna Toksoz Says:

@goodwill There are a couple of software that make windows copy files faster than it originally is. I have tested it and see some improvement. Teracopy was one of them.

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