Best hard drive for external/internal use with 2010 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ohla313, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

    ohla313

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    I am currently in the market for a new hard drive for my MBP to upgrade and one to use for Time Machine. I was thinking somewhere between 500GB to 1TB of data for both the MBP and external. I tried the Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB in my 2009 13" MBP but it was too loud and clicked so I returned it. I now have the 2010 13" MBP and was wondering what other hard drives are out there? Is Western Digital a generally good brand? Would purchasing the hard drive and getting an enclosure be cheaper and better for Time Machine?

    Thanks
     
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Everyone has their own preferences/experiences, but I have had good luck with both the Hitachi and Seagate Momentus 7,200 rpm 500GB HDs and bad luck with WD in my MBP. The external drives I have include Toshiba, and WD and they work fine, at 5,200 rpm (USB and Firewire cases).
    Check out OWC's lineup for so many choices. http://eshop.macsales.com/
     

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