Upgrading Hard Drive on Late 2008 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by realhiphop, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. realhiphop macrumors member

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    My late 2008 MBP is finally at capacity. I've been browsing the forums and think I have a pretty good handle on how to replace the internal HD.

    Before I go and order anything, I wanted to run everything by this board.

    I've pretty much decided to go 1 TB, as I want to have plenty of room to store all of my digital media.

    The 2 options are: Western Digital, or Samsung.

    I'm leaning towards the Samsung as the reviews seem to be consistently better. What do you guys think?

    I'd also like to purchase an external HD to use as a backup for Time Machine. Any recs?

    Other than Hard Drive and External Enclosure, is there anything else I need to purchase?

    Thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Don't bother worrying about brands, they're all equally bad. Get the drive with the best warranty.
     
  3. realhiphop thread starter macrumors member

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  4. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    I trust WD more, so I would go with the 9.5mm WD.
     
  5. realhiphop thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm open to doing a smaller drive than 1 TB. This is going to be my boot drive so performance is crucial.

    Any recs for 750 GB drives? Can my laptop fit more than 1 HD?
     
  6. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    If it's going to be a boot drive it might be worth getting a 7200RPM 750GB drive, over a slower 1TB drive.
     

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