Upgrading a harddrive 15-inch pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cuculito1, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. cuculito1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    Hey! so first of all, this is my first post on macforums, so if i did/am doing something wrong by posting this the way i am, please forgive me :). Now to business...I have a 15 inch macbook pro (newest one, aluminum unibody, all that) with a 500 gig hard drive at 7200 i believe, but im slowly running out of space...my question is what is the best (most memory) hard drive that i can get installed in my mac, and then, lets say its 501 gigs, the one with the fastest rpm off that amount of memory....all help is GREATLY appreciated, and a link to said product would also be very helpful :D

    oh and btw, i dont care for a ssd, because they are ridiculously priced haha

  2. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2010
    Best bet is a 750GB 72000rpm on the go kit. Cones with a USB enclosure to out your 500gb in. That way you keep 7200rpm speed, gain 250gb internally, and add a 500 gb (your old drive) as a USB external drive. The enclosures are small.

    But you could fit a 1TB in there, not sure I've seen a 7200rpm of them although they prob make them.

    DO NOT go down to 5400rpm you'll hate yourself.

    Anyways, a 750GB 7200rpm kit with enosure is roughly $150.

    Oh yeah. Invest in some externals. Shouldn't keep that much internally IMO. Not healthy to run a drive full all the time.
  3. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    At present the largest 2.5" HD is 750 at 7,200rpm, 1TB at 5,200rpm.
    See the link below for the 7,200rpm drive (also available at other venders I assume).
    Another option is to replace the CD/DVD drive with a HD caddy, and run 2 HD drives.
    Your call.:D

Share This Page