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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    i have a wd 500gig 5400 drive

    they make 500gig 7200drives as well
     

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