MBP 17" Best Harddrive (speed & space)

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    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

    Mar 3, 2008
  3. macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008
    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.
  4. macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    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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