Considering HD Upgrade on Macbook Pro 2009

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  1. Alexwithad macrumors 6502

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    I currently have the 13" Macbook Pro from last summer with a 160gb hard drive and it's full. I want to know if these two combos will work and will be good;

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817816008

    My plan would be to put my old hard drive in the enclosure and use it restore on the new one. Would this possible or should I get a drive with a higher rpm? I think the one I linked is 5400 and so is the one in my Macbook Pro.


    edit: I'm actually considering this one now because for a few extra bucks it has 500 gb storage.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148371
     
  2. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    the one you chose isn't bad but might as well get a faster one since you're upgrading
     
  3. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    Your stock harddrive will work just fine as an external drive. But you will need to get THIS enclosure because it has a SATA interface, which is what you need. The one you linked to was IDE, which will not work for you.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That HD would work fine, although it would run a bit faster if you went with a 7200 RPM drive. However, that enclosure will not work as it uses IDE. You need one that works with SATA drives.
     
  5. Alexwithad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When you mean faster do you mean 7200 rpm? Or does that mean something else. Not very familiar with hard drives.

    Sigh, I didn't even notice that, thanks for the heads up haha.
     
  6. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    yeah, but he 500gb you're considering is not bad since you want more space, otherwise just pay a few more dollars for a faster drive
     
  7. canada eh macrumors regular

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    I put a 500gb 7200rpm Seagate disk in my MBP a few months after I got it, and I love it. there is slightly more vibration in the computer but after a while.
     
  8. Alexwithad thread starter macrumors 6502

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  10. Alexwithad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That does look pretty nice but I don't really plan on using this external more than once, only to setup my newer drive from my older one. I'm tight on money so buying the cheapest stuff is important.
     
  11. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

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    since you are upgraded i would say go big or go home. go as big as the mcp can get 500 or 1tb?


    i have a 15" mbp 2009 and I am looking to upgrade to a 1tb hard drive!
     
  12. Alexwithad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I ended up going with a Seagate Momentus 320 gb for 59.99 @ Best Buy but I found a $30 gift card I had no use for there so I used it and only payed like $30 for a 320 gb 5400 hd. I wish I would have gotten a 7200 but for the price I paid it was worth it.
     

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