The best 500 gb internal hard drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pod2mac, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. pod2mac macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2009

    I am interested in upgrading my MacBook Pro internal hard drive to a 500 GB model. What brands and recommendations would you provide for the best 500 GB internal hard drive? I am looking at both 5400 rpm and 7400 rpm models. Thanks for your input.
  2. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

    Jul 8, 2008
    my house
  3. Thedesolateone macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2009
    Much easier would be to get a large (1tb) external HDD for only around 100 dollars and invest in a SSD (small, but super fast) for your internal. This way you'd get maximum space and enhance your performance massively.
  4. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2007
  5. nigameash macrumors 6502

    Dec 6, 2008
    Space: The Final Frontier
    well if you wait a few months, ssds will come even cheaper so its worth the wait ;) right now a good ssd with 128gb should cost ~$350, in a few months this figure should fall to the early 200's if not lower :)
  6. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Use the search next time please :)

    Most forum members have upgraded with WD Scorpio BLue or Seagate 7200.4.

    The Seagate 7200.4 comes as AS version and ASG.
    The ASG have built-in G-protection, which is NOT compatible with Macbook Pros G-protection, so get the AS version.
  7. ag55 macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    I agree with someone above me.

    * 30 or 60GB SSD to boot from - insanely fast
    * Large 1TB external HDD for everything else
  8. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    The OP want a large internal drive.

    How is that easier? What you suggest basically turns his macbook pro into a desktop.
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    SSDs are fine, but some people need space on the road!

    I for one have both OSX and windows on my computer.
    A window 7 installation takes 14GB, with no applications!
    To have some space for application you need at least 25GB for windows.
    My iPhoto lib is over 10GB as well, iTunes lib is 100GB.

    With applications and whatsoever no games or anything "fun" installed I'd need at least 160GB!

    Some might say I could have iTunes and iPhoto media on another drive, but it's inconvenient.

    The day I can get a SSD that's 250GB+ and cost less than $400 I'd might consider one.

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