Should I upgrade the hard drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maliculi, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. maliculi
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    macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    I've been looking into MBPs lately, and I know that if I do get one, I'll get the 13 inch. I've heard that it's very easy to upgrade hard this true? Is it worth it to upgrade the hard drive from 250GB to 320 GB since it's only $45?
  2. miles01110
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    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)

    No idea. What's your budget? How much storage space do you typically use?
  3. strausd
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    macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    If you upgrade yourself, you will be able to keep the one it comes with. Then just put that in a cheap enclosure and you have a portable external hard drive :D
  4. Gator24765
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    Nov 13, 2009
    If you are gonna upgrade your hardrive might as well do it big.. no point in only upgrading from a 250 to a 320.. might as well go to a 500
  5. alust2013
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    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Can't really add a hard drive to a notebook, without modification (removal of superdrive), and it already comes with a 250GB. If you spend anywhere near $100 on a 160 gig drive, you got seriously ripped off. You can get a 320GB 7200 RPM drive for about 60 or 70 bucks.

    In short, no, the upgrade really isn't worth the $45. If you need more space, go for a 500GB drive. You can get a good WD scorpio blue for $60, and still have the original drive as an external.
  6. js81
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    Dec 31, 2008
    When I bought my 13" MBP back in mid-April, I immediately upgraded to a 640GB drive. I paid $69.99 and go to keep the "old" 250GB drive. $45 for an extra 70GB? No thanks. :D

    (And yes, it was VERY easy IF you have the right tools - #00 Philips screw driver and (I think) a #6 Torx.)
  7. Giuly
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    You're going go get the latest 750GB-drive for 100$, a 160GB-drive costs about 40$. Have a look at Newegg.

    I talked about laptop harddrives recently in a different topic.

  8. Laurencia7
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    Jun 3, 2009
    if you are skilled, do it yourself. And yes, make the other an external.
    if you have the money go to 500gb, if you use that much, and research how to replace hd on your model mac and see videos and you should be all set.

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