What's A Good 2.5" Hard Drive To Install on a MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rekhyt, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2008
    Part of the old MR guard.
    For my previous MacBook upgrades, I had used a Hitachi hard drive that failed (Never using Hitachi again) and to replace that, a WD Scorpio, which had been pretty nice.

    I'm planning on upgrading the HD on my MacBook Pro, as I am running out of space. (20Gb left and it's a bit sluggish right now. Maybe it's the lack of RAM too, but I'm going to do some disk-space intensive stuff soon.)

    What would be a good stable HD?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    An SSD will be stable. A platter-based hard drive will be cheaper.

    All platter-based hard drives should be expected to fail. Thus, it makes little sense to give a recommendation of one brand or the other. Personally I have had drives from almost every major manufacturer fail on me at some point.

    Just buy a drive with a 5-year warranty and you'll be fine.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    What capacity do you need/want? The bigger you go, the less you have options. WD is good but as miles said above, all HDs will eventually die

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