Internal HDD for 2012 MBP 13"

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  1. fleawannabe macrumors regular

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    My MBP has a 500GB right now and I would like to do a 1TB 5400 HDD. I will go to SSD and do the data doubler when the prices come down but for now I need some more room. I do not know what is faster when it comes to these HDDs, like 6gb/3gb, SATA II/III, etc. I'm not interested in a 7200 because of battery performance and not a significantly difference. Any input would be great.

    Thanks! :D
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291

    i have this in mine and have no complaints
     
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    I just bought and installed this drive. It replaced my secondary 500GB Momentus XT Hybrid, I have a 256GB SSD for my boot drive. Anyway, I probably won't notice any speed difference since its just for media storage. However, I did do a lot of research and this one has a lot of good reviews when googled.

    Model numbers for this can be confusing but I know BB sells the most current one. There's an older version that's 5200 RPM that's still being sold as well.
     
  5. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

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    sata 3 or 6 gigabits per second is faster than sata 2, 3 gigabits per second. its the interface controller on the hard drive that allows it to communicate at the said data bandwidth with the computer's sata controller. but a mechanical hard drive will never touch that speed. an ssd today can barely touch that.

    if i'm not mistaken sata 3 max out around 750 megabyte per second. and no single ssd have touch that.

    you will not notice much speed difference between a 7200rpm 500gb hdd and a 5400rpm 1tb hdd, because the 1tb bladder is higher density and the head doesn't have to move as far to get the same amount of data.
     
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    Yup! I have this guy in my optibay as well!
    I have so many movies and still have 400GB left :D
     
  10. tiwizard macrumors regular

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    If you want to go 750 GB, there's also the Momentus XT. Not sure if you'd want to do that though because it's a 7200 RPM drive, but it has a flash memory cache so you get pretty good performance (sometimes SSD like) and still have a lot of storage.
     
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    Amazon has a fantastic return policy. I guess I should mention that I hate best buy, but that's just me. Do you live near a Fry's? They've got good deals from time to time as well.
     
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    Try looking at Best Buy or Frys.
    They should have them.
     
  14. fleawannabe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, never heard of or seen a Frys, I may just go with the Samsung on Newegg. Thanks for the help everyone!
     
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    I used the 1TB samsung for about 12 months in a early 2011 15" MBP. The stock 750GB 5400rpm drive was much faster (installed in early 2011 13"). With 4Gb of RAM and the samsung I was getting a significant amount of beach-balling. Installing 8GB of RAM helped a bit and now with a Samsung 830 I can't remember when I last saw a beach ball. This thing flies now.
     
  16. fleawannabe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe I'll go with the WD then haha.
     
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    I really dont prefer you putting an OS onto the Spinpoint.
    Its good for storage but not for running OS.

    Thats why I have the M4 and Spinpoint in my optibay.
     
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    I want to do the optibay eventually but now I just want a bigger HDD. What do you mean by Spinpoint?
     
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    Its the name of the drive.
    Samsung Spinpoint M8 HN-M101MBB
     
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    I agree with the Spinpoint - have heard great reviews on that drive and it seems to fit exactly what you are looking for in terms of capacity and speed.
     
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