320 vs. 500 Gig MacBook Replacement Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TJRiver, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. TJRiver macrumors 6502

    TJRiver

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    It's well past time to replace my MacBook's 80 gig drive. Any thoughts on the reliability of 320 gig vs 500 gig hard drives for the MacBook? I figure since the 500 gig drives are a newer technology, the failure rate may be higher, or should I just "go large"?

    Thanks, Ladies & Gents.......:cool:
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. tdevers macrumors regular

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    I have a 500gb WD in mine currently. It does a bit of clicking upon start up but I have Time Machine running. As with anything, a backup is very valuable!
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    You backup using time machine on your own internal hard drive? :cool:
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    He could do it to a separate partition. It does offer some protection, since the main partition may screw up and yet not affect the 2nd partition.

    Still seems rather silly though.
     

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