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MacBook - Good Hard drive for upgrade?


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Newegg.com - Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - Laptop Hard Drives
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Why not just read the reviews there?
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I did, but they really were not doing much for me. So I wanted to get a Mac users perspective since normally its mostly PC users that buy. Thats all.
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I'd stretch for the 7200rpm model.
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all my research suggests the WD Black Scorpio 7200RPM 320GB as the best option for both speed and reliability. you will notice a difference in OS speed when you go from 5400RPM to 7200RPM

this is what i would get and its $10 cheaper.

i just ordered another one of those myself for the new Macbook i picked up and i hope that with the cost of SSD's coming down that this will be my last spinning drive i order

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Don't get a SSD. It will ruin you for HDD's.

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Don't get a SSD. It will ruin you for HDD's.
hahaha i know i can't wait for them to be a little more affordable for the size HDD i require.

looking forward to upgrading in the next year or so

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all my research suggests the WD Black Scorpio 7200RPM 320GB as the best option for both speed and reliability. you will notice a difference in OS speed when you go from 5400RPM to 7200RPM

this is what i would get and its $10 cheaper.

i just ordered another one of those myself for the new Macbook i picked up and i hope that with the cost of SSD's coming down that this will be my last spinning drive i order
Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVTRTL 500GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - Laptop Hard Drives

this one has the same RPM's but bigger... but the sad thing is its alot more expensive... =[ I will have to think about it. Thanks for the help everyone!
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I'd stretch for the 7200rpm model.
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I have it, and has done wonders for me in terms of performance.

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