So on two occasions, my 2010 13" MBP has failed to boot up. They both seemed like partitions issues, as I was able to restore from my backup USB disk without any issue at all. Still not sure what caused this, whether it is the disk beginning to fail or just software issues. Both events were this year, having had around 2.5 years of problem free operation. Can't complain about that too much! So, should I replace the HD? If so, would you advise a SDD or just a better SATA. Current disk is 256GB 5400rpm, so I'm guessing a 512GB 7200rpm is going to be an improvement over what I have and is significantly cheaper than a 250GB SSD. I don't use it for anything that would be deemed as Pro use and money is quite tight. Or is it worth throwing down the cash on an SSD to future proof myself. Thanks edit: Also, whichever I choose, can I buy any 2.5" drive or do they have to be MBP compatible?