Best HD for Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by daniel.w, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. daniel.w macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    I am looking at upgrading the harddrive in my macbook (earliest unibody one) and have looked around at a few options.

    I expect there will be a few opinions on which are the best but what is the most recommended drive?

    I am looking for one thats at least 500gb and preferably 7.2k or as quick as possible. I have read somewhere its best not to get one with a shock protection system built into it. Is that right?

    I am currently looking at a Hitachi 7.2k 500gb drive and a WD 500gb 7.2k drive.

    Are these good ones to go for?


  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Get the drive with the best warranty. 5 years is standard- if it's anything less then you know not to buy it. If they're both 5-year warranties, get the cheaper one.
  3. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    There you go, simple and sweet;)
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Re: Best HD for Macbook

    Read post #9 and #15, because I'm not willing to say anything other than that without a lawyer.

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