want to upgrade hard drive in 13" MBP

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  1. thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

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    help? have a hitachi 250gb 5400rpm. quiet and fine. but too small.

    i have an ssd for apps+os (optibay). I want at least a 640gb to make it worth the upgrade. considering 640/750/1tb. preferably 5400rpm to be quiet and not make vibrations.

    i have quite a bit of store credit at newegg for returning a nonreturnable item (slingbox, didnt work out too well).

    thanks guys :)

    reliability is important too.
     
  2. AF08 macrumors member

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    Faster...

    I just put in a 500 GB 7200 rpm drive. Very quiet IMO.
     
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    Here is the one I placed into my current Macbook Pro. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152242

    20.00 cheaper than the WD drive and has the same specs.
     
  5. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    I was looking at the Samsung Spinpoint and WD Blue.

    Which would be better in the 1TB flavor? Either should be reliable, quiet, and suffice as an internal storage device right? I have SSD already for OS X and apps. Just need an internal hard drive for all my media. Don't want to take a big performance hit but this won't be an OS drive so it shouldn't matter.

    Did the optibay...
     
  6. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I like the new seagate 750gb 7200 9.5mm drive.

    Cheers,
     
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    Same here.
     
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  9. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    The 250GB hard drives used in our 13s are the biggest and slowest POSs ever. Going to any of the better or even enterprise grade offerings from Samsung, WD, Seagate, and a few others will not only give you more room, but performance will be better. I would give model numbers, but they all make numerous models which are well rated in the 500-750GB range...browsing through Amazon will pull some of them up with like 100-500+ reviews with an average of 4.75/5. If you go to 7200 from a good maker, it shouldn't make too much more noise than is made now, if any.
     
  10. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Love my WD black 500gb 7200rpm hd. It's quiet and fast. Some 7200 rpm cause vibrations and noise but WD are known to be quiet.


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  11. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    Can others chime in? thanks and keep the posts coming.
     
  12. calaverasgrande macrumors 65816

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    WD Scorpio black are good drives.
    Also Newegg has a sale on the Seagate Momentus XT 500gb for $99 right now with coupon code. Shoot, I should make that a post on its on merits!
    I am looking at the 750gb. I have already maxed out the 500gb drive on my mac mini. Only took me 1 1/2 months! Need to get an external terabyte drive just for disc images and stuff. :eek:
     
  13. nizmoz macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, I got my WD Black for less than that at NewEgg one month ago.
     
  14. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Use a NAS, scads of storage and local backup.
     
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    Finding FreeNAS a few years ago is one of the best things I've done.
     

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