What's the go to HDD for a 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozreth, May 18, 2011.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2009
    Looking to upgrade my 2010 13" HDD to at least 320gb or more and 7200rpm for under $100 shipped.

    Whats the typical purchase for my situation? Thanks :)
  2. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2009
    Thanks guys, whats the general consensus on hybrid drives? Do they need the TRIM or whatever that regular SSD's do?

    Probably just gonna go with a regular 7200, don't need anything fancy, I'm curious though.
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    SSD + Optibay HDD is my vote :D (I know it'll set you back $200 though...)

    Once you use an SSD, you'll won't be able to use a standard HDD again (but it's good to have it as a 2nd storage drive). You can pick up an external DVD burner for ~$20...that way you have the best of all worlds - SSD speed, HDD storage, and ODD when you need it.
  5. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2009
    I know, not quite ready for the SSD world (or the price) just yet. I use this laptop for super basic stuff. I'd def do the optibay thing though if I were to.

    I'm not looking to upgrade for performance, even this 5400 drive is fine for me, I've just run out of space :p
  6. smeg36 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    Another vote for the Scorpio Black. I actually just downgraded to a 500GB Scorpio Black for $70 from an Intel 120GB X25. While it's obviously slower, it's not nearly as bad as expected. Boot time went from 16 seconds to 26 seconds. iTunes takes 2-3 seconds to open instead of 1. But for the most part it's bearable. I was just so tired of constantly trying to trim all the files I could to maintain the free space on the SSD.
  7. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
    Scorpio Black. It's cheaper than the XT and uses less power. It won't boot as fast but it's faster for about everything else.
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Scorpio Black. I have one and it's great. Definitely get 500GB or 750GB if you need more space, as 320 would probably fill up pretty fast.
  9. Captain Dynamo macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Northern California
    Yes and really, how often need we boot? And how often do we load itunes? Once I've booted I just keep my main apps open and switch among them as needed. Load times are not an issue for me.

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