What is the best hard drive for a macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SteveyJ, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. SteveyJ macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    I bet this question has been asked a thousand times before but here it goes!

    I want a 2.5" HD at least 250gb (preferably 320) which one??

    Also, should I get 7200rpm or 5400rpm....I play some games, do some movie editing, use photoshop a bit, general websurfing edit websites, I also want to be able to run windows on my mac....And is 7200rpm good for time machine?

    I'm in the UK btw and I would like to get the HD as cheap as possible

    Thanks everyone!!!

    Oh by the way I'm looking at this one : http://www.dabs.com/products/toshiba-320gb-2-5--int-sata-hdd-7200rp-5KW1.html#specifications
  2. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    if you want 320gb, i can recommend the Western Digital Scorpio black 7200 rpm

    I personally use a SSD in my MB but i had the WD scorpio before the SSD and it was pretty fast.
  3. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2008
    As for brand, Western Digital (I think) is the best. Not the cheapest, but it's not overpriced either. Very stable
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i have a wd 500gig 5400 drive

    they make 500gig 7200drives as well

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