Which is better to buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BigMoo, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. BigMoo macrumors member

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    A straight forward external hdd or buy an internal hdd and put it in an enclosure?
     
  2. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    I went with an external as I did not want to mess with cases. Convenience was also a factor.
     
  3. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. xdbuix macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  5. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Also I would suggestion trying the following websites:
    amazon.com (covers almost everyone)
    newegg.com
    microcenter.com
    dealnews.com
     
  6. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  7. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  8. Jman14 macrumors 6502

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    Externals have became so cheap, its easier and much more convenient to just get one!
     

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