Hard drive upgrade for 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pgp78, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. pgp78 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    I've found that the Hitachi drive my 2011 came with is too loud and I'd like to replace it with something quieter. Any suggestions?

  2. pgp78 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    Are there any decent size options in the $200 range? I'm guessing I'd be limited to 100-120GB.
  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    $200 has you in the Vertex 2 (SATA 2) 120gb range. Still a huge improvement, but not really using the 2011's capabilities to the fullest. Doesn't have you being the first kid on the block though with SATA 3, which may be a blessing given it's probably going to have teething pains.
  4. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020


    Oct 1, 2008
    Tampa, FL
  5. pgp78 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    I have the Hitachi 500GB 5400RPM. I tried out the MBP 15 in the Apple store while it was slow in the store. It was a Seagate and was very quiet.

    I'm used to being in very quiet environments when I do my work. My previous MBP was a 2010 13" with a Seagate and I never heard it.

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