Advice much appreciated on hard disk drive.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Darrenyo, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Darrenyo macrumors member

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    Hi everybody, been reading these forums for awhile now but can't find anything on the following topic so decided to sign up and ask for myself.

    I bought myself a Macbook Pro 13" about 3 months ago.

    Some spec's:

    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    RAM: 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM

    Now the hard drive it has is a 250GB 5400-rpm hard drive.

    Now i want to upgrade my hard drive to a 500GB 7200-rpm hard drive.

    I also run windows 7 on my macbook through bootcamp.

    The only harddrive i can find at the moment is > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003NSBF32

    Now i don't really know what i'm looking for, would this harddrive be good?

    Would it be better then what i already have?

    Can it run MAC OS X as well as Windows 7?

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. chrdog macrumors newbie

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    You can put pretty much any 2.5" HD out on the market you want in there, however, from what I gather, the hybrid drives like the one you linked to are bad news for battery life. Me personally, I would go with something like this:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Western Digital/WD5000BEVTU2/

    It supplies all the tools you will need, the new HD, and and even an external housing that you can use as your time machine or just another media drive. They also have options for 7200rpm drives on that site as well:
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/YST9500420AS/
     
  3. Darrenyo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply and link.

    Just a little confused by this pic.

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    Can i put this hard drive into my macbook or is it only an external drive?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Personally I would go with a 500GB WD Scorpio Black. I have the 320GB model in my computer, and it is great. Here it is on newegg.com: linky.

    Also, the picture you have above is of a drive in an external enclosure. Definitely would be a good idea to pick one of those up as well.
     
  5. Darrenyo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, problem with newegg is that i don't live in the US :( but ill try find it over Amazon.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Ah, makes sense. WD is a big manufacturer, so it shouldn't be hard to find. Just make sure to get the WD5000BEKT model if you go with that drive, as that doesn't have the free fall sensor which your computer wouldn't like.
     
  7. Darrenyo thread starter macrumors member

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    Just seen your edit there now, thanks :)

    Im liking the look of the 2nd one.

    Cheers man.
     
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    I got a 500GB western digital caviar black myself, and you can see the difference in speed :)
    I might replace this disk with an Intel SSD, but i need the storage space :(
     
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