500gb 2.5" Hard Drive for Macbook


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 28, 2007
I currently live in Brazil and at the beginning of 2008 I am flying to the US and planning on buy many computer stuff ( cheaper there). My current macbook has a 160gb hd 5400rpm. I know that nowadays there are 250gb 5400rpm for macbooks, but what about a 500gb? When is it going to launch? I am planning on buying a 500gb internal and a 500gb firewire external for backup.

About price, a 250gb internal today is about 200 dollars, so I am imagining the 500gb to be 400 dollars. Plus the firewire for 150. It fits right in what I am allowed to bring from the US.

Any idea or help? Thanks.


macrumors member
Sep 24, 2006
why do you need that anyway??

why don´t you buy an external drive for storage and use your current harddrive for sistem and current files?

Keeping all your stuff in a notebook drive is an error, as drives in laptops are more prome to fail (as they move all arround) and they are slower than 3.5 ones.

Tom B.

macrumors 65816
Mar 22, 2006
What do you need it for? Is 250GB not enough?
You might have to wait at least till 2009 or even later for 500GB.