if you record on your laptop, please change your 5200 rpm drive to a 7200 rpm drive. you will not notice much difference but you will turn your machine into a real recording machine. large studios use 10,000 rpm drives in mac pro, and the minimum requirements are usually 7200 rpm, most laptop used in home studios are sold with 5200 rpm drives. no one really thinks of this while purchasing it. but you can swap it yourself or when you buy it add an upgrade to 7200 rpm.