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Depends on how big you want your drive to be and your budget.

As an example a 1tb Samsung 5400rpm drive will cost you 83. But there are other choices.
SATA II - 400GB - 1TB - Scan.co.uk

Spend another 10-12 on a enclosure and you can use your 500gb drive as external storage too.
Enclosure (1.8"-2.5") - SATA - Scan.co.uk

Installation is easy and with an enclosure cloning the existing OSX install acroos to the new drive with Carbon Copy Cloner is quick and easy too.

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009 Hard Drive Replacement - iFixit

External hard disk acquisition addict - but admitting the problem is the first step to a robust backup

Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - top right of this post
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