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    I need some opinions on a HDD upgrade for my unibody
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    I need some opinions on a HDD upgrade for my unibody
    Hey everyone, here's my dilemma.

    I have a late 2008 13" macbook unibody. Has all the bells and whistle, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, lighted keyboard, etc.,

    It came with a 250GB HDD and I have had no problems with it. Well it's almost a year now and I am slowly reaching the limits of it with approximately 19GB of free space left.

    I've acquired a copy of Windows 7 through my school using a student discount and I want to be able to dual boot it using Boot Camp. Some of my classes have some training tools that uses the .exe file extension.

    So I've been looking around and have narrowed my choices down to a 500GB 5,400RPm and a 500GB 7,200RPM. Both Seagate drives and with outstanding ratings from customers.

    However, I'm not looking for sheer performance from the drives. Rarely, and I want to emphasize that, do I ever need the performance for sustained read/write.

    I want to upgrade my HDD but want to retain most of the factory characteristics of my MacBook's HDD.

    Thank You for the help in advance,

    Len

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    I need some opinions on a HDD upgrade for my unibody
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    Sounds like you made up your mind. Just get whatever has the most storage for the money if you don't care about read and write speeds.

    While you are at it, might want to look at this as well.

    I saw it for $99 USD the other day. >_<" The price went up slightly.
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    I need some opinions on a HDD upgrade for my unibody
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    Quote Originally Posted by len0475 View Post
    Hey everyone, here's my dilemma.

    I have a late 2008 13" macbook unibody. Has all the bells and whistle, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, lighted keyboard, etc.,

    It came with a 250GB HDD and I have had no problems with it. Well it's almost a year now and I am slowly reaching the limits of it with approximately 19GB of free space left.
    Two thoughts:

    1. Do you have all of your current hard drive information backed up somewhere? If not, you might want to take care of that first.

    2. Do you really NEED everything currently on your hard drive? Could some of it be deleted, burned to a CD or DVD, or be placed on an external hard drive?...thus freeing up a bunch of space on your current hard drive.

    Just some things to consider,

    - Nick
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    I need some opinions on a HDD upgrade for my unibody
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Sounds like you made up your mind. Just get whatever has the most storage for the money if you don't care about read and write speeds.

    While you are at it, might want to look at this as well.

    I saw it for $99 USD the other day. >_<" The price went up slightly.
    Oh, that looks nice. I wonder if any other on here has used it and what are their thoughts. Thank YOU!

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    I need some opinions on a HDD upgrade for my unibody
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Two thoughts:

    1. Do you have all of your current hard drive information backed up somewhere? If not, you might want to take care of that first.

    2. Do you really NEED everything currently on your hard drive? Could some of it be deleted, burned to a CD or DVD, or be placed on an external hard drive?...thus freeing up a bunch of space on your current hard drive.

    Just some things to consider,

    - Nick
    1. The only backup I have is the time machine. I have an external 320GB HDD that I use solely for backup.

    2. Of course not! I'm not going to lie, I could probably easily free up an additional 20GB if I remove some customer's RAW pictures and transfer them over to the external. I could clean up close to 100GB with all the music I have from garage band and iTunes. But it seems emotion is taking over logic here as the only thing I do on my laptop now is write essays and take notes. LoL

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