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Thread: MBP 13inch need advice on hard drive!

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    Nov 26, 2009
    MBP 13inch need advice on hard drive!
    Hi everyone, I just recently picked up my MBP 13inch laptop. I'm considering upgrading my hard drive since mine came with only 160GB hard drive. Any suggestions? (brand)

    Also if I upgrade my hard drive would it void my warranty with Apple? I'm looking to upgrade to 500GB/7200rpm hard drive.

    Let me know...


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    Doug b's Avatar
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    Jun 22, 2008
    Forest Hills, NYC
    I'm sure you'll have a lot of people telling you to go with an Seagate, but I don't trust them by a long shot. They used to be really reputable back in the day as far as I remember, but they are now Maxtor, essentially, and I loathe Maxtor.

    In fact, I had bought a portable Seagate HD (500 gig firewire) last year, and it is turned into a paperweight about 3 months after the purchase. Wasn't readable or mountable at all. And trying to get in touch with customer service was just impossible. I now stay away from them, no matter how good of a review their products get on here.

    On the other hand, in my entire life I've had nothing but positive experiences with Western Digital drives. Both internal and external. I currently have a several year old 500 gig MyBook (only USB 2) and it works great. I too am going to replace my 13" MBP's HD with an upgrade, and will likely be a WD.

    But instead of telling you which one etc.. I'm going to do you another favor. There's a search button in the top menu. Hit it. Enter into the search box: "hard drive upgrade", and you shall find tons of threads with everything you're looking for. Sometimes, the search feature really does work.


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    Nov 26, 2009
    Thanks Doug!

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    Dysfunction's Avatar
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    Check your manual.. if it's like my wifes new macbook... it'll not only say it does not void your warranty.. it'll also tell you how to do it
    This machine kills fascists
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