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I am looking to get a new 2.5'' drive for my macbook pro. Mainly because I have found an interest in ripping blu-rays and need more space. Been in the computer world for a long time but recently have not looked too much at hardware.

I know there is always a "Sweet Spot" where price and size / performance meet and I am looking to you guys to help me out!

Any suggestions you guys have? I currently have the stock 250 gb drive in there was hoping to get at least a TB but would settle for 500 GB or more just need to get more space!

Thanks for any comments and help in advance.
post #2 of 11
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Also I should mention that Microcenter around me has the Seagate Momentus XT (Hybrid SSD) 500gb for $99. Wondering if that may be worth it?
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5400 or 7200? i know when i picked out my laptop a month or so ago for 7200 it was 500GB. if you are using 2 hard drives and dont really care if the other is 5400rpm then the 640gb was nice (i only checked out WD, only brand i trust.) but prices change so just look around. there was also a killer deal on some 500gb seagate drives a week ago for 20 bucks each. i am sure they will pop up for sale here so keep an eye out for them also.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by pravius View Post
Also I should mention that Microcenter around me has the Seagate Momentus XT (Hybrid SSD) 500gb for $99. Wondering if that may be worth it?
those momentus XT's have had a lot of problems, especially in macs.
     
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Originally Posted by cyanmcleod View Post
5400 or 7200? i know when i picked out my laptop a month or so ago for 7200 it was 500GB. if you are using 2 hard drives and dont really care if the other is 5400rpm then the 640gb was nice (i only checked out WD, only brand i trust.) but prices change so just look around. there was also a killer deal on some 500gb seagate drives a week ago for 20 bucks each. i am sure they will pop up for sale here so keep an eye out for them also.
Cool thanks for the info. Also I would prefer 7200 RPM but I will take what I can get for the right price. I am not gaming on this at all just for basic use some garage band (guitar), Photos of family, Music, and movies

+ rep to you sir!

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Originally Posted by Sircles View Post
those momentus XT's have had a lot of problems, especially in macs.
Thanks for the tip. It's incredibly tempting to start to dive into the SSD but if they have been having issues I may wait to pull the trigger on the SSD's until the size / price ratio starts to normalize for them.
post #6 of 11
A lot of drives are having problems with Macs apparently. I was going to recommend my Scorpio 500GB that I purchased not that long ago, but just read about how they are having a ton of problems in Macs, so that's a no go
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post #7 of 11
And I was just going to say "get a solid state drive".
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post #8 of 11
A western digital Scorpio Black[Performance] or Blue[Mainstream] would suit you well.
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post #9 of 11
Hitachi 7K500 would do nicely. Fast, responsive, and reliable. You should be able to get one for a decent price as well.
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post #10 of 11
Mac's original drives are Hitachi stock.

Maybe getting a Hitachi will more or less guarantee compatibility to some degree.
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