Buying a 500gb. Internal or external?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by andilubio, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. andilubio macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hi, i´ve been thinking for the last week to buy a new HDD because the 160gb is just to little in my MBP...

    I was decided to buy the WD 500GB scorpio blue but now i´ve had second thoughts on maybe and external WD passport.

    I thought about the external mostly because i thought the internal will make the laptop hotter,be noisy and consume more battery.

    What would you guys do?
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    I would get internal. I don't think the 500GB Scorpio Blue will make the laptop run hotter, get noisy, or consume battery life. I wouldn't want to carry an external hard drive everywhere.
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I agree with MacMini2009, carrying around a drive is not fun at all.
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i like internal as well its more portable in a sense

    remember, you can always make your existing internal an external hdd
  5. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2006
    If you are going for external, get a 3.5" with least 1 TB.
    If you are going for internal, put 500gb in your notebook and get an external case for 160gb, you can use it for backups etc.

    I use 200gb internal drive, its more than enough. I store my media files on external disks (over 2TB+ now) connected to my home NAS.

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