MBP 17" Best Harddrive (speed & space)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by donatello rage, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    500G is the largest you're going to get. 500 5400 rpm drives are available now, and 500 7200 very soon.
     

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