I just read a pretty good article on Swapping Hard Drives on the 13-Inch MacBook, and it got me thinking again about the decisions I wrestled with when I bought my 17″ Pro.
I’m amazed at how small hard drives are these days for these powerful computers. The stock drives I had to choose from for the 17″ MacBook Pro were only 120 GB (5400 rpm) and 100 GB (7200 rpm) — MacBook owners can get something as small as 60 GBs… ack!. I reluctantly chose the 100 GB because I’m a heavy Aperture user and needed the fast disk speed. But what I really want is a 250 GB internal hard drive that spins at 7200 rpm. Or maybe a bank of 100 GB drives spinning at 7200. I’d be willing to give up the optical drive to make room.
Tempting… very tempting.