So I have a 500GB HDD in my MBP (and it's probably more than I'll ever need) But I always like to have as much Hard Drive space that I possibly can and ever need, to be on the extra-prepared side. I want to upgrade to a 1TB or a 750GB Hard Drive. I know nothing about Hard Drives other than 5400 RPM is slowest and 10000 RPM is fastest (For SATA Drives). So I have a few questions to ask you all.
- What are the price differences going to be compared to 5400 RPM vs. 7200 RPM vs. 10000 RPM?
- What manufacturer makes the best, most compatible Hard Drives for Mac?
- How easy would it be to keep my current system in tact? Would a simple CCC and Time Machine backup work, or would I need to reinstall and copy everything manually?
- How do I format the Drive? When I put it in will the computer automatically format it, or do I need to buy a utility that will let me plug it in as an external to format first?