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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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About to buy a new drive question

I just got a refurb 2009 15" MacBook Pro and need to get a new hard drive for it. Would there be any disadvantages with something like this: http://www.discountelectronics.com/p...oduct_id=15785

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Old Nov 16, 2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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I just got a refurb 2009 15" MacBook Pro and need to get a new hard drive for it. Would there be any disadvantages with something like this: http://www.discountelectronics.com/p...oduct_id=15785

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It should work fine. Any reason why you're specifically purchasing this dell hard drive and not a seagate, toshiba, or WD drive. There is not much detail on the drive, no rpm or cache buffer listed. Nor does it provide any info on which serial interfaces it supports.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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Any reason why you're specifically purchasing this dell hard drive
Because the store is near me, the drive is cheap and I can get this done over the weekend so that my old MacBook can be gifted to my mother-in-law in time for her birthday next week.

But yeah, this is going into a machine I only use for music production. In the old days you needed expensive, fast, crazy drives for audio. Now, maybe not so much. It's not like I'm a professional ProTools studio for hire. I'm a hobbiest making techno after my day job.

Still, what would you recommend as far as rpm, cache buffer and other specs? I really appreciate your reply.
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