HD upgrade from 250GB recommendations

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iToNe24, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. iToNe24 macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2011
    Hello guys .. I have a macbook pro 13' with 250GB hard drive and was looking to upgrade to at least 500GB or 750GB ...

    I love how quiet the HD is that comes with the macbook pro and was looking to get something that is just as quiet. Can u guys please recommend some good suggestions and is Hitachi the way to go since that is what came with this MACbook ... below is what it is running.

    Thanks in advance, today is good friday so i was hoping to get something this weekend or even cyber monday

    Hitachi HTS545025B9SA02:

    Capacity: 250.06 GB (250,059,350,016 bytes)
    Model: Hitachi HTS545025B9SA02
    Revision: PB2AC60T
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Rotational Rate: 5400
    Medium Type: Rotational
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
    Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s1
    Content: EFI
    Macintosh HD:
    Capacity: 249.2 GB (249,199,591,424 bytes)
    Available: 51.24 GB (51,239,010,304 bytes)
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk0s2
    Mount Point: /
    Content: Apple_HFS
    Recovery HD:
    Capacity: 650 MB (650,002,432 bytes)
    BSD Name: disk0s3
    Content: Apple_Boot


    i am hearing WD and Hitachi are good drives

    here is a list of Hitachi that i came across


    I am not sure for one if i should stick with 5400 or move to 7200. The 7200 will be faster but worried about additional heat and noise. Also think i should pick one that has built in cache ... maybe 32mb

    this is why it is taking me so long to upgrade my drive ... so many choices ...
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    All platter-based hard drives are the same in terms of build quality. For noise levels you'd probably have to dig into the reviews a little more in depth than normal, but heat is not an issue.

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