15" MBP HDD Upgrade

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

  1. iJesus macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Reno, Nevada
    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


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    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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