Which HDD for new MBP 2011-help!

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  1. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

    johnnyturbouk

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    Hi all

    Just ordered my 2011 MBP 17" 2.3 with 8gb ram
    I decided to go for the BTO 500gb 7200rpm

    However, this will take 15-21 days to order!

    I plan on using my used owc 120gb as primary boot hdd

    I have an optibay and SuperDrive enclosure ready; so my stock hdd will go into the optibay. I will be using this drive as storage/media and also have a 125Gb partition for bootcamp to run win 7- I also plan on playin a few games on win7.

    Question is apart from games on bootcamp/ not really using anything to intensive on win 7

    Question is wait 15-21 days for faster hdd BTO, or just go for default model and collect tomorrow??

    I currently have no other computer at home - just my trusted iphone

    Confused
     
  2. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    It'd be cheaper and faster to buy without the BTO hard drive and buy one from somewhere like newegg. Save money, and get your toy quicker. Seems like a win-win?
     
  3. johnnyturbouk thread starter macrumors 68000

    johnnyturbouk

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    Yeah not sure if I can wait 21days!

    But the cost is the same for both options

    Ps don't have newegg in uk, wish we did tho- prices are amazing
     

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