Upgrade Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ZacNicholson, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a

    ZacNicholson

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    I have been wanting to upgrade my macbook pro hard drive to an SSD but the price per GB is expensive and i need a big hard drive. I was wondering if anyone has tried theMomentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive by Seagate? It looks cheap and i know its not a pure ssd but i has the space i need.

    thanks in advance !
     
  2. CarreraGuy macrumors regular

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    I would re-consider SSD, I recently upgraded my cMBP 13" to this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-MZ-7TD250BW-Solid-State-2-5-Inch/dp/B009NHAEXE

    For $350 you get 500gb. After going SSD you'll never go back to mechanical drives... Shutdown/startup times are ~10 seconds and everything is generally much faster.

    Prices are dropping fast and someone around here posted a link to 1tb ssd's, but they are still pricey around $800 but they'll come down. Prices right now for 500gb ssds are linear compared to 128/256gbs.
     
  3. ZacNicholson thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ZacNicholson

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    i would but i dont have 300. i am a poor college student and only have about 150 to spend :(:(
     
  4. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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  5. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

    NewishMacGuy

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    If you can live with 256GB then SSD is the way to go. If you need more space, then MoXT works great. IMO $350 is too much to spend on anything but the very latest laptop, so I put MoXTs in our 2011 machines and they make a world of difference. We get 12-15 second boots and the apps you use most frequently load instantaneously.



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