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


    Apr 24, 2010
    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?

  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    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.

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