Hard Drive Choices...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by njaremka, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. njaremka macrumors 6502

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  3. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that is the one i'm leaning towards, but i have read some bad reviews lately.
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    what have you read, ive been looking at the 1TB Samsung also
     
  5. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have heard of short drive failures, so i was second guessing my choice for that drive and looking at the western digital offering. when the samsung came out, it got rave reviews for being one of the first to offer a 2.5" form factor drive in a 9.5mm thickness in that size. i still may go for it, but i might have to be more diligent in my backups.
     
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    dispite the bad reviews it's still the one that I would go with. I think that the short drive failures that you have read about were fixed with the new one that are out there.
     
  7. 9Benua macrumors member

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    I'll go with 750GB 7200 rpm WD Scorpio Black. If you're not in a hurry, you'll be better off waiting until the hd shortage cool off.
     
  8. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i dont care for having 7200rpm. also, i need to get something. the MBP has the stock 250GB drive currently, and it only has about 20GB of free space. i dont see that lasting much longer before we start having storage issues. i also plan on upgrading the ram while i'm in there, too.

    is the WD 750gb blue a decent hard drive? i'd rather have a better hard drive, than much more storage. however, with the samsung 1tb drive having a higher data density, i've heard it can perform near the same speeds as a smaller 7200rpm drive.
     
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  10. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i'm cheap.
     
  11. RedRallyeZ macrumors regular

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    I had the old 12.5 mm version of that Samsung drive. I ended up having bad sectors and had to send it back to OWC for a replacement. The second one I had worked fine until I swapped it out for a faster 7200RPM 750gb seagate. I will probably jump back into the Samsung drive (the new version) once I run out of space on this 750. I am gonna have to wait for prices to come down to where they were before though.
     
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    they are back down to $119 i believe where they even lower than that before all the hard drive shortages?
     
  13. njaremka thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the samsung 9.5mm 1tb drives were down to $89 pre-flood price. i dont think $119 is all that bad now.

    i did a little more research today, and decided to snag the samsung 1tb drive and a third party full replacement warranty for it. picked up an external for the stock drive, and an 8gb GSkill memory kit, too.
     

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