Best internal Hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shadylane315, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    What is the best price for a 1tb internal hard drive for a 13'' macbook pro. This macbook pro was just bought 2 weeks ago from apple store.
  2. Stev0lution macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2010
    Due to the physical size 1TB SATA drives (12.5mm height), it won't fit in your 13" MBP w/out modification... unless there is a 9.5mm 1TB drive that I'm unaware of. I believe 750gb highest capacity that will fit w/out modification. Anyone please correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    steve I think your right. Could you pinpoint me to a good price 750 or atleast a brand?
  4. Stev0lution macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2010
    I've heard good things about this drive:

    It's not as fast as a 7200rpm drive would be, but what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in power consumption and lack of vibration and noise. To be completely honest with you, if I had the money, I'd upgrade to a SSD and spend whatever I had left over for a portable external HDD. You'll see the best performance gains going that route. I bought a 1TB portable Seagate for $70 a couple of weeks ago... now I'm on the prowl for a SSD w/in my budget.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: As far as brands go, WD, Hitachi, and Seagate are the most talked about. For the capacity that you're looking at,they'll all be around the $100 price range. You can often find them on sale for less than that though.
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    Apr 1, 2010
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    Nov 30, 2010
  8. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    I just bought a 1TB for my 13" MBP on ebay. I started a thread on it as I got it for $70+15 shipping. I'm moving my 500gb to the ODD bay since it's 9.5mm and the 1TB drive will go in the HDD bay as they will accept up to 12.7mm drives.
  9. davidlv, Dec 14, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010

    davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    You are very wrong.:eek::D:eek:
    All unibody MBPs will easily take a 12.5 mm drive.
    However, almost all 12.5 mm drives are 5,200-5,400 rpm drives (maybe all), and thus somewhat slower than 7,200 rpm drives.
    Check out this page
    for a few good options. Especially the Segate Momentous XT and 750GB drive.
    In contrast to the post above, I had a horrible experience with the WD Scorpio Blue, constant stuttering, stalling, beachballs etc etc.:eek::eek::eek:
    The Hitachi and Seagate 500 7,200 rpm drives work great in my 2009 MBP.
  10. Stev0lution macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2010
    Sorry, I was under the assumption only the 15" and 17" unibodies would accept a 12.5mm drive.

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