Preface: I have done a few searches on MRoogle before posting this and thought the thread could use an update. Most threads are for SSD and I can't spend $500 on a new hard drive so this is for those of us who still rely on HDD technology. I am interested in self-installing a 500 GB @ 7200 and converting the stock hard drive to an external with a kit. I was wondering what brand drive people have good experience with, especially one that works very well with a new MBP. Obviously I am looking for 16 MB Cache but beyond that is there much more I should look for?