Bigger hardrive for my macbookpro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AidanL, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. AidanL macrumors newbie

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    Is there anything out there bigger than a 120gb internal hardrive for the macbookpro. As far as I can see you cant get a 2.5" drive bigger than 120gb. Is it realistic to see something come out in the future... Say 300gb? i get anoyed having to carry around 2 portable drives!
     
  2. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Well if you want a HD bigger than the largest one apple supplies than you'll have to buy it and install it yourself. I think i've seen 2.5 drives as big as 160gb.

    As far as bigger drives in the future... sure. Everything gets bigger and faster these days. I wouldn't hold my breath for a 300gb 2.5 though. That might take two years, or more. There's really no way to tell for sure.

    Anyway, what takes up all that space that 120gb won't hold it all? :)
     
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    A lot of people are buying the Western Digital MyBook Pro external
    HD. The prices are quite good for the 250 GB and a bit more for the 500 GB.
     
  4. PowerMike G5 macrumors regular

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    I believe 160GB 5400RPM is currently the larget internal HD for notebooks. 100GB for 7200RPM.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yeah, 2.5 inch drives currently can't hold 300 GB. I wouldn't be surprised to see one inside a year though.
     
  6. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I have 2 external drives and wouldn't even dream of having such a huge drive in my laptop incase it got lost, broken or stolen. Its also nice to have extra drives for backup purposes. Then again, I also prefer speed in a laptop drive and not capacity.

    Personally, I'm waiting for one of those new Samsung drives to come out, the ones with 128 or 256 meg caches! Boy o boy, inside a 12"PB? Yes please!

    http://www.samsung.com/Products/HardDiskDrive/news/HardDiskDrive_20050425_0000117556.htm
     
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