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donatello rage
Dec 21, 2008, 01:12 AM
Im looking into buying a new harddrive for my macbook pro 17" at least 300 GB
looking into something thats about 500 Gb or 1 TB but i still want good speed also which is more reliable

already searched didnt find this in the other topics

Thanks in advance

donatello rage
Dec 21, 2008, 07:44 PM

Dec 21, 2008, 08:12 PM
well you have several options.... first, i would wait until at least jan. 5th to purchase a 17" MBP. They are going to be upgrading them on that date. Second.... If you want to have wicked speed you have several options....

320GB hard drive @ 7200 rpm
2nd 320 GB hard drive @ 7200 rpm in an optibay enclosure (google MCE Tech)

you set those up in a Raid 0 and it'll be ridiculous.

personally i would go for that option. or just throw a 500 gb hard drive in it from western digital and call it a day. Don't expect to get these options from apple though.

Dec 21, 2008, 08:13 PM
500G is the largest you're going to get. 500 5400 rpm drives are available now, and 500 7200 very soon.