Another "is this the right HDD?" thread. Late '08 uMBP HDD upgrade questions!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gr80Likes2Boogi, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Gr80Likes2Boogi macrumors regular

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    Hi friends,

    So I've done my forum searching, I'd just like to double check and make sure I'm purchasing the right items here.

    I'm upgrading my late '08 uMBP's 7200rpm 320gb hdd. Running out of room, and a 500gb would be perfect for me. I am going with this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148525

    And of course, getting an enclosure for the current 320gb hdd:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817349002

    Now, I should just follow the steps for CarbonCopyCloner from their website and I should be all dandy, yes? Thanks for your input in advance =)
     
  2. Gr80Likes2Boogi thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Consider looking at some of the 500gb 5200rpm drives, they can come pretty close to a 7200rpm drive and cut your price in half.
     
  4. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    Take a look at the Seagate Momentus XT-7200+4GB SSD like chip inside.:cool:
     
  5. Gr80Likes2Boogi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ended up buying the second link there, from OWC. Also bought a 500gb 7200rpm external with a FW800 interface. So now I have an ac-powered 1tb drive, a 500gb bus-powered FW800 drive, a 320gb usb2.0 drive, and an internal 500gb drive. I think I'm going to be doing ok on space for a while =D
     

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