Which hard drive to buy to replace old HDD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BizzyLeo, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. BizzyLeo macrumors newbie

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    My friend needs a new hard drive since his died on him a few months ago. He has the MBP from 2009. Can you guys recommend a good brand to use as a replacement and also where to buy? It doesn't matter how much memory, a 320 gb will be fine.

    Also, what brand do the current MBP use for hard drives?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i have a samsung spinpoint m8 i like it

    i have the 1TB

    but it comes it many sizes

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007605%2050001077&IsNodeId=1&name=SAMSUNG
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Brand doesn't matter. Just go to Newegg, filter down to 2.5" drives, and buy one that has a good number of reviews and a high rating.
     
  4. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I've been using Hitachi or Western Digital brands with great success.

    On the SSD side, Samsung 830 series is my favorite.
     
  5. PoseidonMac macrumors member

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    I am really torn between the Western Digital 1 TB Scorpio Blue 5400rpm and the Samsung SpinPoint 1 TB 5400rpm for my MBP. They get very similar reviews and have similar price points. I have had WD drives before and currently have a few WD externals, I am very pleased with them. Does anyone have anything to say about these drives, and what would you suggest? Also is there any good deal sites? I have be mainly looking on newegg and amazon. Thanks
     
  6. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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