Need more than 250GB HD and value for money, what to buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 0dev, May 10, 2012.

  1. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I currently have a 250GB HD with Lion installed in my MacBook. It's all good but a little slow (it's 5400rpm I think) and my space is running out so, not content with cutting down my 100GB collection of HD media, I want something bigger to pile my files onto.

    A faster drive would be nice but it's not at the top of my list, I just want a reliable drive with a lot of space for a reasonable price.

    Since I already have a Western Digital drive, I'm currently thinking about this - same model line (AFAIK) and same speed but 500GB for £60 seems good to me.

    However, if anyone can recommend a better drive I'm all ears! I looked around myself but most of the stuff has mixed reviews, I don't really know what manufactures and models are considered reliable :eek:

    My budget tops out at around £100 and I'd prefer to order from Amazon UK because I trust them but another reputable UK retailer is fine too, and I may go a little over that budget for anything which provides me with terabytes :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  3. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Bit over budget but it does look awesome and the reviews on Amazon suggest the claims made about the speed are true.

    Is it reliable? Can I expect it to last a good few years?
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    There's also a cheaper 500GB Hybrid. Smaller 4G cache though. Still very speedy.
     
  5. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    I have this and love it. I had started with a 250GB then upgraded to a 500GB. Then needed a bit more. At the time that was the largest storage I could get. At 7,200rpm it's quick and I haven't really noticed a decrease in battery life. It's quiet and stable.

    I'm actually looking to get a new MacBook and my plans are to keep this hard drive and pop it in the new Mac.
     
  6. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow, that looks very good. Within budget and an improvement in both speed and storage. May very well go for one of those :)
     

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