What Replacement HD should I Buy?

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  1. kayj macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I have a November 2009 Macbook Pro 13 inch. My HD recently died. I don't have apple care and I'm no where near an Apple store. I need to buy a replacement HD and install it myself. I have no problem doing doing the installing, but I have no idea what to buy. No idea what kind, or what brand, or anything.

    When I added memory it was because websites would let me enter my mac information and they would suggest what memory to buy. But I haven't found the same deal with HDs.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? I would really appreciate some help. I have no idea what I should be looking for (it won't be a flash drive, don't have enough money).

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. eswank, Feb 22, 2012
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  3. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    What was the capacity of your original drive, what capacity would you like and what's your budget?
     
  4. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    I second that. I replaced the stock hard drive with the momentus xt 750gb and am extremely satisfied with it. SSDs are super expensive for the same amount of storage.
     
  5. ThunderSnake macrumors 6502

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    You can do that with HDs (or just about anything) on OWC:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgrades.cfm?sort=pop&model=359&type=Internal+Drive

    I agree with others that the Momentus XT 750 is a nice compromise between performance and storage space. I've only had mine about a week, but really like it so far.
     
  6. justinwheelon macrumors newbie

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  7. kayj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry! I think my drive was 260? I'm sorry, I've forgotten. It was 260-3 something. I know it wasn't 500 or 700.

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    The 750 is a little too rich for my blood, and I really don't need that much space. Is this the 500gb of the same one? So that will work also?

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Momentus-Solid-Hybrid-ST95005620AS/dp/B003NSBF32/ref=pd_cp_pc_1

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    Thank you!
     
  8. kayj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone. I bought a new HD tonight. Appreciate all the quick help :)
     

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