WD Scorpio Blue 1TB Upgrade for 15.4 MBP C2D

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by stuartfang, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. stuartfang, Apr 20, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011

    stuartfang macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011
    Hello everyone! Nice to meet you all, members of MacRumors Forums. It's nice to finally register and become a member/part of the MacRumors forums, I've been lurking around here for a while, and was very satisfied with the results from the help of the community, the useful threads, etc.

    I've had/have plenty of Apple products, since 2006, including a 2008 MacBook Pro (the integrated battery C2D platform). I recently just ordered the WD 1TB from newegg, since the stock 250GB Toshiba one just couldn't satisfy my portable space-hungry needs!


    It's total of 158CAD after tax and shipping, kind of expensive compared to the desktops. But I had bad experiences with external hard drives/storage, especially during airport security checks (not all but some specific countries, just unbelievable...), for the same price I could of gotten a SSD, but I already have a 80GB Intel SSD, and the space matters more than speed for me.

    ***Pictures removed due to exposed sensitive information such as serial numbers, etc.***

    My question is what format type should I choose for the Mac OS X install? I'm not sure since I've never done a clean re-install of OS X before. Should I go with the default "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" or something? Any help is appreciated.

    By the way, is anybody else using this drive for their MacBook Pro(s) also? How is it - Performance, life span, durability, noise? I might check this up myself later though, just to compare the results.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is the only format OS X will install to, so yes- you should choose this one.
  3. stuartfang thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2011
    Thanks for the fast and clear answer! I appreciate it

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