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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigMoo, Feb 1, 2011.
A straight forward external hdd or buy an internal hdd and put it in an enclosure?
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I went with an external as I did not want to mess with cases. Convenience was also a factor.
External makes the most sense... it is better designed and a little more rugged in my opinion and it usually is cheaper than buying both an internal drive and a case for it.
definitely get external. Theyre dirt cheap now. $75 can get you 2tbs worth of space on a single harddrive. Been seeing them everywhere at places like walmart.
Also I would suggestion trying the following websites:
amazon.com (covers almost everyone)
Some companies are literally giving the cases away with certain HD purchases such as the OWC SSD. As said, if you are simply buying, a straight out external is better than build-your-own, but if you are thinking of a SSD or happen to have a GOOD 2.5 inch drive, such as the Scorpio Black, then it is a toss up.
I like to have at least 350gb for my mac partition (120 gb right now for bootcamp but I'm going smaller next time; just not using windows like I used to).
But a 500gb is nice for a main machine. And upgrading is pretty easy on the unibody MBP's. I just bought a 500gb Scorpio Black from Amazon today for $65.
I keep a few external drives: 1.5TB for file back-up and a 1TB for time machine.
Externals have became so cheap, its easier and much more convenient to just get one!