I just bought a refurbished early 2011 13" 2.3GHz MBP last night from Apple. (SO EXCITED!) One of the big factors in choosing the early 2011 refurb was that it was $270 less than the late 2011 new MBP. Even though the hard drive in the refurb was smaller I will be able to upgrade it for significantly less than that difference in price. My plan was originally to buy a 1TB HDD from Western Digital this week, but it seems as though stock is limited by recent flooding and the price of this drive had shot up (from $179 to $219 on newegg.com, from $179 to $199 to unavailable at macsales.com). The price of other drives have risen as well. My second option 1TB Samsung HDD shows a price of $139 on the newegg search page, but $179 when viewing the product page or adding it to a cart. However, this Samsung drive is still at macsales.com for $130 ($138 with upgrade kit). So this brings me to my question: 1) How reliable are Samsung Hard Drives? I've had a Seagate drive fail on me, and have been happy with Western Digital ever since, and WD remains my first choice. What are your experiences with Samsung Hard Drives? 2) Should I buy this Samsung 1TB drive now or should I wait for the prices to level out? Should I take advantage of a decent price while macsales still has stock, or should I wait until the WD drive becomes available again at a reasonable price and stick with my original plan?