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

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

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    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

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  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    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

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    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

    ozreth

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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