When should I upgrade my HD?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dubhe, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. dubhe macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    My BlackBook 250 GB HD is already full after only three weeks! Mainly due to Boot Camp, and installing all of the scenery for x-plane...

    Anyway, my question is about the hard drives Apple use in the MB, is it known to be a reliable unit? I remember on my old PB I upgraded the HD after about two years as it became noisy and I didn't want to risk it.

    I don't need to upgrade yet, I believe the current maximum that will fit is 320 GB, is this likely to go up in the future?

    Also, what make of drives are most reliable? I was thinking about Western Digital.
     
  2. efp722 macrumors regular

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    whats xplane and what are you using you blackbook for? i have 250gig macbook running parallels with about 10 gigs of music and another 10 gigs of movies and i still have 160 gigs. granted we are probably using our computers for different things but DAMNN dude you filled that up fast hahah
     
  3. dubhe thread starter macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    x-plane is a flight sim, and it takes up 60 GB
    itunes and iphoto are another 40 GB
    My work files another 10 GB
    home movies that I am working on, another 45 GB
    applications etc fill most of the rest!

    It isn't a problem, when I run out I will take x-plane off or run it from DVD, my point was bigger will be better, I work a lot away from home so like not to have too many discs etc to carry around.

    I could get a 320 GB now, but if there is bigger coming and the Apple standard drive is good for a year or so, then I'll wait.
     
  4. CWallace macrumors 601

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    Samsung has (or is about to) release a 9.5mm 2.5" 500GB HDD, so that will physically fit in a MacBook (I am guessing the firmware will recognize it).
     
  5. dubhe thread starter macrumors 65816

    dubhe

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    Now we're talking, guess it'll be expensive though...
     
  6. CWallace macrumors 601

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    $299 list.
     
  7. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    shouldn't be too too bad...
     
  8. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about that. Western Digital's are going for $179 for the 320gb. That's pretty cheap. Almost $0.50 per gig compared to about 2 years ago when it was about $1.00/gb

    Peace:cool:
     
  9. sdp macrumors member

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    take the home movies and put them on a firewire drive and work off that.

    i don't know how imovie deals with movie media, but in FCS the 'rule of thumb' is never to have your media on the system drive.
     

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