Replacing MacBook Pro hard drive

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  1. DudeWithAMac1994 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    My recent MacBook Pro hard drive needs repairing, I have decided to buy and replace it myself since I have no warranty on my Macbook. The hard drive I currently have in the laptop (the factory one) is the
    HDD,2.5",500GB,5400,SATA
    I am thinking of buying a WD 750 GB 2.5-inch SATA Internal Hard Drive - Blue simply because its more storage space and a reasonable price. Will this hard drive be good enough for a MacBook Pro.
    Just to add the Macbook Pro I have is mid 2012 version (no retina).
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It'll work fine, although I'd suggest looking into a SSD. It'll really increase the performance of your Mac.
     
  3. DudeWithAMac1994 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have looked into SSD however they are a bit pricey and the cheaper ones have not much storage.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It's worth the extra money for a machine that runs better than new even with all your crud on it. Honestly archive old media etc to create some space and use daisy disk or similar to delete duplicate files etc and splash out the $160 on a 500gb SSD it'll be the best money you spend this year.

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-BX200...456910924&sr=8-1&keywords=crucial+bx200+480gb

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-I...6911168&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+evo+850+500gb

    http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX200...F8&qid=1456911265&sr=8-1&keywords=mx200+500gb
     
  5. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    I'd suggest an SSD it could be the best decision you've ever made.... look SSDs so outperform, and outclass spinning hard drives in all aspects, that in my opinion, you should ALWAYS opt for them or the fusion drive when available.

    I have the 2tb fusion in my iMac but my 15 inch rMBP has pure flash and let me tell you, SSDs so outclass HDDs that I'd recommend in this day and age, you strongly consider one.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    One more vote for an SSD.

    Yes, there are considerations insofar as storage space is concerned.
    You have to rationalize what you keep on the drive, vis-a-vis what you store "elsewhere" (such as on a USB3 external drive).

    But the speed -- you won't believe the improvement!
     
  7. r6mile macrumors 6502

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    Yes, an SSD is the best purchase you will make. Yes, they are pricey on a £/GB basis, but it's night and day compared to a spinner. They also have come down in price a lot recently - the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB is only £65 these days (it's double that for the 500GB). If you need more storage you could buy a cheap external drive, or get rid of the optical drive if you don't use it and a put a regular HDD in its place. This way, you get both speed and storage (you can set it up as a fusion drive if you don't want to have to think about which types of files go where).
     
  8. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Get ssd drive. Use your existing drive in sub or thunderbolt enclosureez
     
  9. gngan macrumors 68000

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  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    They're the best upgrade for ANY computer that doesn't have one. In some cases you'll have to cut back on the amount of data stored on the computer, but it's worth it.
     
  11. macuser27 macrumors regular

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    The one in the op will work great but as the majority say a SSD will be your best bet by far .
     
  12. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2009 MBP, and really want to upgrade the storage as well. I too have decided that when the time comes, it is going to be a SSD. My current HD is 320 gigs, so I plan on getting at least the same size.
     
  13. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    On my one white MacBook I went from stock apple to Ed blue to Ed black and finally ssd.

    IMHO it's worth redoing your workflow / storage to have a ssd.
     

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