Best Hard Drive For Non-Retina MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KeegM480, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    Hello,
    I know I have posted a couple hard drive threads and that there are tons out there. Here is what I want to know though.

    My specs:
    15" Late 2011 MacBook Pro
    2.2GHz Quad Core Intel i7
    16GB of Ram, Standard 500GB Toshiba HD

    I do heavy editing with Final Cut Pro (sometimes adobe premire) but not all the time usually only a couple times a week. I also use Photshop and Lightroom often. Then I do Web browsing, email, itunes, and schoolwork. I have a bootcamp (Win 8) and Mac OSX (10.9) partition

    Battery life is very important to me, storage size is also important to me. BUT I usually do not turn the computer on or off I usually just put it to sleep so startup times are not very important to me, I would like an improvemnet but would be upset if I didnt have one.

    With these requirements, (specifically battery life) I am nervous about a home made fusion drive, I have head battery life is aweful.

    I would like to get about 4 hours with Safari with whatever upgrade is done. My MacBook Pro will be picked up today or tomorrow from a repair but remeber I am on a budget so I want to get this done soon but can I afford soon? Like $100 is the top of my budget, keep in mind I can keep o sell my 500GB :)

    Thanks!
    sorry about such a long post
     
  2. protoxx macrumors 6502

    protoxx

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  3. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    KeegM480

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    I will take it out :) just had it back in for the repair so that I didn't get crap from apple about "Modifying" my Machine since I have AppleCare and I don't really know what voids it haha. I might do the 1TB Hybrid Drive and then put my 500GB into my iMac G4 just because.
     

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