MacBook Pro HDD replacement

danakm

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Apr 9, 2006
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I'm replacing my mac's HD due to suspicious behavior that seems to point to a failing disk. My current WD is still under warranty, however, I have to send it in before they send me a replacement and I just can't be computer less for any amount of time (working on an animation for my undergrad thesis).

For all that I mentioned above, I decided to get a new HD to replace the current one before sending it in for warranty and keep the replacement they'll send me as a back up.

I currently have a 750GB WD Scorpio Black 7200RPM 2.5" SATA HD 16MB Cache and I'm wondering if I should get another similar WD, a 750GB Seagate Momentus or if there are any better options out there (that are not SSD because I can't afford it atm).

Advice, please? :confused:

If you've had any good or bad experiences with those or other HDDs, I'd love to hear them.
 

AppChat

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I'm replacing my mac's HD due to suspicious behavior that seems to point to a failing disk. My current WD is still under warranty, however, I have to send it in before they send me a replacement and I just can't be computer less for any amount of time (working on an animation for my undergrad thesis).

For all that I mentioned above, I decided to get a new HD to replace the current one before sending it in for warranty and keep the replacement they'll send me as a back up.

I currently have a 750GB WD Scorpio Black 7200RPM 2.5" SATA HD 16MB Cache and I'm wondering if I should get another similar WD, a 750GB Seagate Momentus or if there are any better options out there (that are not SSD because I can't afford it atm).

Advice, please? :confused:

If you've had any good or bad experiences with those or other HDDs, I'd love to hear them.
whats ur budget? there are some more inexpensive SSDs
 

danakm

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Apr 9, 2006
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whats ur budget? there are some more inexpensive SSDs
Around $200, but the catch is I need no less than 750GB, which is what I currently have (I deal with heaps of media files on a daily basis due to my occupation and hobbies that I rather not have to put in external drives for other than back-up), so that kind of puts SSD out of the question, hence my considering an hybrid ;)
 

AppChat

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Mar 10, 2012
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yeah i switched my stock 500gb hard drive to a 120gb SSD and having that kind of space is anoying but i managed to make 80gb free space.

i put all my video clips (i make youtube vids) onto the apple time capsule that ahs 2tb.

i dont really need to carry those with me all the time so thats ok lol

i wont lie though , im loving the speeds of SSD lol
 

heisenberg123

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yeah i switched my stock 500gb hard drive to a 120gb SSD and having that kind of space is anoying but i managed to make 80gb free space.

i put all my video clips (i make youtube vids) onto the apple time capsule that ahs 2tb.

i dont really need to carry those with me all the time so thats ok lol

i wont lie though , im loving the speeds of SSD lol
the OP wants at least 750GB and under $200, i think i gave a good suggestion to fit his 2 needs
 

danakm

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Apr 9, 2006
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Wonderland
most people say no decrease in performance, you can find all kinds of good reviews on that drive I'm happy with it
How long have you had it? :)

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Does anyone have any good experiences or horror stories related to Hitachi drives? I have found mostly good comments in stores online, but I always want to know more :)
 

AppChat

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Mar 10, 2012
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How long have you had it? :)

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Does anyone have any good experiences or horror stories related to Hitachi drives? I have found mostly good comments in stores online, but I always want to know more :)
WD or seagate are my fav HD brands