Macbook Pro new HD Specs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mdmac13, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Mdmac13 macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013

    I have a MacbookPro 13-inch, Mid 2010

    Im thinking of getting a larger HD, what should i consider regarding SATA,RPM,Cache and physical size ( inches ).
    If there is any limitations ?

    Thanks ,,
  2. B... macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2013
    I would go for an SSD if you can. Much faster than a HDD and a much better experience overall. But if you need a HDD, anything by Samsung and Western Digital are great. I would get 7200 RPM, but a 5400 one is good enough too. Anyway, a HDD cannot even saturate SATA 1 (I believe), so SATA 2 or 3 is pointless. Get the most cache you can find, but 32 is good. Physical size depends on your computer, but most should be 2.5". If not, then it will be 3.5".
  3. andy9l macrumors 68000

    Aug 31, 2009
    England, UK
    Solid-State. The performance boost you will get will be outstanding.

    Your MacBook Pro supports SATA II, but SATA III is backwards compatible at a negotiated speed of 3Gb/s.

    Edit: You will want a 2.5" HDD, or SSD.
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Get a 9.5mm 2.5in HDD, preferably 7200rpm.
    I have a 1TB HDD @5400rpm and it works flawless.

    I really suggest getting an SSD.
    Since your 2010 model only supports SATAII, get a cheap one like Crucial M4.
  5. Mdmac13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2013





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