Best Hard Drive to put in 13inch?

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  1. mloffa macrumors 6502a

    mloffa

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    Lets just say that the price didn't matter (it does, though), what would be the absolute best Hard Drive I could put into my 2010 MBP 13"?

    Now, what are some good drives that are relatively cheap that will work?

    Should I go SSD or regular?
    Any advice would be great.
     
  2. man02195 macrumors regular

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    or wd 1tb blue for maximum storage
     
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    i'd go with the hitachi 500gb 7200rpm for $100
     
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    Please don't flame this noob..and tryinh not to hijack the thread (Didn't want to make the noob mistake and open a new one) I also just purchased the 13" pro this week.

    I'm trying to find this answer myself. Been googling/searching this forum and confused. Price is not that much of a factor. I'm looking for the best 500gb+ with the best speed and quiet sounding.

    Been reading and a bit nervous..read that some users HD would crash when updating firmware, etc. WD fails within weeks..etc. Maybe that was in the past. Those threads were from last year in the 1st gen.

    In any case I was thinking of the scorpio blue 5400 750gb...seems most users had the least issues...but others complain of noise Don't know...again maybe that's old school and there is better at 7200rpm.

    Would really appreciate your recommendations and perhaps the exact model #..I have swapped drives in my much older macbook and familiar with cloning..again just been out of the loop and unfamilar with what's out there now.

    tia
     
  6. JSingr macrumors member

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  8. mloffa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This?
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    SSDs would be fastest, but if you're looking at a good balance of speed and price, consider the 500GB 7200RPM drives from WD and Seagate. I have no experience with Hitachi, I can't recommend or comment on them.

    Price not a factor, you could try the:
    Kingston SSDNow V+ Series SNVP325-S2/512GB

    It's 512GB of space, is going to be very faster and will be pretty much silent.
     
  10. mloffa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you think an 80gb SSD is a good upgrade from a 250gb HDD?

    Does 80gb SSD = 80gb HDD? Do you think that's enough =/
     
  11. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Sorry for the link mishap, it is fixed now.

    Yep, that's the one. I find it to be very quiet and fits like a charm. Great hard drive. I needed size over speed so it worked for me.
     
  12. mloffa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I should have gave more information.

    I really need more speed over storage.

    I've only used up about 30gb on my 250gb HDD so far. Don't really plan on adding too much more other than more music in the future.
     
  13. JSingr macrumors member

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    Sounds like a winner...Any issues with the install and size? Was it just pnp?

    again, I'm using the latest mp 13"

    Thanks again for the help


    EDIT..Read the reviews and fit on Amazon. Ordering from newegg..thanks once again
     
  14. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Yeah. I bought a WD 640 5400...disappointed. I'm gna sell this one and get the Hitachi, I've heard it's quieter than seagate's and WD's 7200. It's a lot cheaper too. But it may vary between users :eek:
     
  15. mloffa thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Might go with this one.

    Still not sure if I should go SSD or not. Price is a big factor for me so it's either a great HDD or a not-so-great SSD.
     
  16. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Well, it really depends, if you already have a big enough external drive (i.e. 1TB) then getting the SSD would be a smart move. Just transfer the stuff you don't need to your external drive whilst keeping your SSD fresh =)
    But not every1 can afford SSDs...so we gotta do with what we have. I would recommend the 500gb 7200rpm hitachi, if not, you can always get WD's black scorpion; smaller storage but 7200rpm as well.
     
  17. michellflaver macrumors newbie

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    I suggest to go to SDD with configuration 320 GB serial ATA, 7200-rpm or 128 GB SSD along with 2.5 GHz (T9400) Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn with 6MB on-chip L2 cache. :cool:
     

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