New Internal Hard Drive on a late-2010 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by klm2, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. klm2 macrumors newbie

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    My hard drive crashed and I will have to replace it with a new one. Any recommendations on what works best? I sometimes edit video and music on the MacBook so quality performance is a boon, but not a prerequisite.

    I have considered Western Digital Blue, Green and Black as well as the Seagate Momentus XT.

    Unfortunately, price is more of a concern than I would like it to be, but I'm willing to spend a bit more to have improved performance or memory.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    What are your capacity requirements? Since cost is an issue, you may wish to avoid an SSD, but I personally think they are well worth the price of entry, especially since they are pretty cheap nowadays for 128GB and below. Otherwise, I've had great success with WD drives, but I haven't bought a mechanical 2.5" in quite some time.
     
  3. klm2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm quite interested in having 250 - 500 GB and to that end have found what appear to be quite sufficient and inexpensive options.

    However, I'd be willing to compromise GB for performance if I could find an SSD with perhaps 150GB for somewhere near 100€
     
  4. slomo86 macrumors member

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    The cost between 128GB and 240GB when talking about SSD's is about the same price as the 240GB. I was able to find a 240GB SSD on Amazon for about $150 or 112 Euro. I would spend that little extra to go with a SSD. If you look in the signature all I run is SSD's and wont look back at mechanical hard drives as a System drive...

    Another option is to go with the smaller SSD now, and pick up a cheap 1TB external drive later on down the road. You can get one of those for $80 (60 Euro) and up.
     

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