15" MBP HDD Upgrade

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iJesus, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. iJesus macrumors 6502a

    iJesus

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    Reno, Nevada
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    I'm looking to replace the HDD on my Late 2008 15" Unibody MacBook Pro. It currently has the stock 250 GB 5400 RPM drive and I'm looking to get at least a 500 GB 2.5" SATA replacement. I need your help figuring out which brand to get at a reasonable price (going into my first year of college) and whether or not 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM makes much of a difference. I've owned an early 2008 15" MacBook Pro with the 7200 RPM 200GB drive and I don't recall noticing much difference. I looked all of the forums and found nothing (though my search probably wasn't thorough enough, yikes). I really appreciate the help here.

    I'm currently looking at a WD Scorpio Blue 500 GB 5400 RPM for $95 on Amazon from WD. What do you think?
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    dallas, texas
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    I would get the 7200. The upgrade can only help you and if not it will help when selling the notebook later on.
     

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