I'm interested in purchasing a new Macbook Pro 17 inch. I'll be using it primarily for work in Adobe Illustrator. I'm wondering if the speed difference of the 500GB 7200 drive will be noticeable compared to the standard 750GB 5400 hard drive. Anyone have experience with these? Are there any bench tests out there?
It's not really an answer to your question, but I think that if you're going for speed, unless you really need the size, you should fit an SSD.