Can we expect a 1TB optional hard drive on the late 2011 or 2012 15" MBP ?

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  1. ibanana macrumors 6502

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    Can we expect a 1TB optional hard drive on the late 2011 or 2012 15" MBP ?
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    I hope not. I have yet to see a 1TB laptop drive last longer than six months.
     
  3. some idiot macrumors member

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    It would cost 3x as much as buying one aftermarket. Why not just buy one?
     
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Don't ever wait for Apple to include a HD so you can pay 3x more for it. Just get one when you feel like it. Pay attention to dimensions though as some of the 1TB 2.5" HDD's are too big to fit in the case.
     
  5. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    What? have you been throwing your computer while it's on?
     
  6. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    I'm a technician. I've installed them for other people. There's one guy who went through three of them in six months.
     
  7. Jazojas12 macrumors regular

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    My 1TB hard drive from Western Digital didn't last more the 6 months. Didn't abuse it or anything..just corrupts itself now after an hour or two.
     
  8. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    What is the ideal hard drive to have in a mbp if you are looking for more space..
     
  9. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    1tb ssd!
     
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    The original drive died in my old G4 iBook about a month after the extended Applecare warranty expired. The professionally-installed replacement drive (I don't recall the brand) died two hours after I first booted it up. :eek:

    Stuff happens! :rolleyes:
     
  13. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    A 7200rpm 750Gb Western Digital Scorpio Black would be pretty good...
     
  14. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Oh no. This is a sad news for me, I was planning to put a 1TB HDD on my new coming Mac :(
     
  15. Meever macrumors 6502a

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    Is it really worth it to take a hit in speed/reliability just for the extra 250gb? Especially when 3.5 externals are so cheap?
     
  16. IGotBush macrumors member

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    Depends on the person if he/she feels like carrying around another item...Personally I don't want to carry any extra **** than I have to. Luckily I have a home made rig with 3 hard disks in it...so my MBP doesn't have to a lot on it.
     
  17. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    For what it's worth, I've had two WD 1TB drives that are over a year old now and still work perfectly. I also have the Samsung 1TB in my MBP and no problems of yet. Go for it, and use Time Machine just in case.

    The original 12.5mm WD 1TB drives had a relatively high failure rate, but both they and Samsung have updated 9.5mm versions that seem much better.
     
  18. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking of getting one of the new external 1TB Western Digital My Passport Studio drives, which has a WD Scorpio Blue drive inside - hope this is going to be reliable! It gets good reviews, has both Firewire 800 and USB interfaces, a good-looking aluminium case and all you have to do to change the drive is to undo a few screws, so looks like a good buy, unless the drive itself is unreliable,
     
  19. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, that model has the 12.5mm drive inside (WD10TPVT) which has relatively low reviews. On Newegg, 25% of the reviews gave it 1 star.
     
  20. oxfordguy macrumors 6502a

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    Oh dear. What would be a good alternative for a portable, high-capacity external drive that supports FW800, doesn't require external power, and has a aesthetically designed metal case?
     
  21. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Get this case and this drive, and put them together. That way, for $150 you've got a great drive and a great enclosure.

    Alternatively, you can spend $60 more for the Western Digital name (i.e. the newer and reliable 9.5mm 1TB WD drive), but I don't think it's worth it.
     
  22. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    Both Western Digital and Seagate have new version of their 1 TB drives. Hopefully they are more reliable although this is the first I have heard of reliability issues with 1 TB drives. Personally I've found its better to just use externals if you have that many files to store.
     
  23. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    Damn it. I was planning to get the WD Passport Studio as well :( What a shame.
     

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