Upgrading a harddrive 15-inch pro

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

  1. cuculito1 macrumors newbie

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    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

    Thanks!
     
  2. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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).
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/YST9750420AS/
    Another option is to replace the CD/DVD drive with a HD caddy, and run 2 HD drives.
    Your call.:D
     

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