MacBook Pro HDD replacement

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  1. danakm macrumors regular

    danakm

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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.
     
  2. AppChat macrumors regular

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    whats ur budget? there are some more inexpensive SSDs
     
  3. danakm thread starter macrumors regular

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    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 ;)
     
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    Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB
     
  5. AppChat macrumors regular

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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
     
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    the OP wants at least 750GB and under $200, i think i gave a good suggestion to fit his 2 needs
     
  7. AppChat macrumors regular

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    109 for a 1TB hard drive from a reputable brand, cant pass that up!
     
  8. danakm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is this one more reliable than the 1TB WD Scorpio Blue? What about speed? Will I notice any significant decrease of performance going back to 5400rpm? :confused:
     
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    most people say no decrease in performance, you can find all kinds of good reviews on that drive I'm happy with it
     
  10. danakm thread starter macrumors regular

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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 :)
     
  11. AppChat macrumors regular

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    WD or seagate are my fav HD brands
     
  12. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    I've only had it a few months
     

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