Just ordered the 500GB Samsung HDD; will you?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alphaod, May 30, 2008.

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Are you going to upgrade to 500GB now that it's available for all laptops?

  1. Yes, I'm ordering it now/as soon as it's available

    17 vote(s)
    19.1%
  2. Yes, but when the prices go down

    34 vote(s)
    38.2%
  3. No, I just upgraded my hard drive

    13 vote(s)
    14.6%
  4. Not interested

    19 vote(s)
    21.3%
  5. I won't do self-upgrades

    6 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I'm so excited; I know the website says "Pending" but I went ahead and ordered the drive anyways; I'll be putting it in my Macbook Pro; it wasn't too bad waiting for this model. I got overnight shipping, so when it's available, I'll have it the next day.

    And I go have the 17" and I could have gotten the Hitachi, but I prefer to have bit of space between the drive and the chassis for heat dissipation.

    Anyhow, anyone else going to order it now?
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I will be as soon as i get my hands on one in the UK
     
  3. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have the money right now to buy one, so maybe when the prices come down. Or, maybe I'll come across some cash somehow and get one. I would love to boost up from my 200GB right now. I'd easily sacrifice the 7200rpm for 300GB more.
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I will be getting a 500GB HD for my MBP.

    However, I haven't decided on which brand. Get the Samsung now or wait until others introduced 2.5" 500GB HDs.

    Where did you order yours?
     
  5. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    OWC. It still says pending, but I hope it's soon. In fact they all say pending; I believe ZipZoomFly is on backorder as well; I got the OWC one, because I like that enclosure.

    I would have waited for others, but I told myself I didn't want the Hitachi and I would get the first one with the standard formfactor, so this is it.
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I take it that you are ordering the one in the case, like this.
     
  7. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    Yep. Well I already ordered... Just waiting for stock.
     
  8. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    i have jsut upgraded from 160GB to 320GB. It will be a waste of money to buy this one now. Probably i will wait for the 640GB one. I only want double of what i have. :D

    But who knows, if that 640GB drives does not come out, i will buy the 500GB when its price falls.
     
  9. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    It is even very expensive now. Unless someone is doing real work on their MBP, i cant imagine anyone paying that much money.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I might do the same.

    Really want to get to 500GB soon.

    For me, this will allow me to use my MBP as a desktop replacement.
     
  11. nyc2socal macrumors newbie

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    I will after I order my MBP.. I'm actually waiting to see if a new one is announced at WWDC.
     
  12. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    Right now I have about 10GB of space left... So I need that space.

    Looks like all that free music isn't free after all :D

    Note: I buy music
     
  13. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Doubt you will see a new MBP announced at the WWDC.

    Guess you can wait a week or so and know for sure.
     
  14. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I'm very interested in getting this drive for my MBP, but as I indicated in the poll, I can wait a while till the price drops.
     
  15. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    300$+ is much too steep for me. Ill look for it @ 200$, and then take the dip.

    my 200GB can hold me over for now.

    plus they arent even in stock yet, could be weeks! Ill pass for now.
     
  16. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    Do you really need that much space on a laptop?

    Assuming you have a desktop/server at home where you can throw a few gig and raid it, why not keep most of the data up there?

    That's what I do... I keep some data synced, but just the stuff I need when I'm on the road in some way.

    I've got a 250 GB drive right now - half for windows and half for mac...
     
  17. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    I have a 1tb drives in my desktop so i am good in the space department
     
  18. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    Well I have a ton of music I want to be to able to keep on my computer; and I'm running like 10GB free right now; you could say I don't need 200GB+ of iTunes stuff, but I want to able to call up my stuff when I need it without lugging around external HDDs. On my desktop I have 1.5TB and maybe 40GB free, so when it comes to storage needs, sky's the limit.
     
  19. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    if someone is installing FCS in a MBP, it will take about 50GB of space, but i cant image anyone doing it there. Logic studio also takes similar space.
     
  20. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    Oh crap; I'm uninstalling that; I didn't notice the 50GB requirement when I installed it; all I did was check everything... :rolleyes:
     
  21. pmbooks macrumors regular

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    For the time being I'm going to be working FCS on my MBP, so yes, I'm deciding whether to tie the extras to the desktop (external) or being to have them on the laptop, transportable. I'm also considering what's available (or will be shortly) in a 320GB 7200. Anyone been able to snag one of these yet for their MBP? (Samsung, Hitachi, and Seagate all have them announced, with the latter appearing to be closer out-of-the-gate for retail.)
     
  22. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    World IRC
    has the Hitachi 500GB. He's lovin' his.
     
  23. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    WorldIRC is so cool :D
     
  24. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    I agree. :p
     
  25. anubis26 macrumors member

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    I would much rather have an external RAID array and keep all large files that aren't used much on there instead of sacrificing speed on the laptop hard drive.

    Plus, don't Hitachi's have high failure rates?
     

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