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Alan LaceyBest replacement HDD for MBP
by on Sep 3, 2008 at 7:39:14 pm

I'm running very low on space on the internal drive of my MBP and am thinking of replaceing it.

What are the best alternatives for this? Is 7200rpm worth it, there are much bigger drives available if you stay 5400.

Any thoughts/info very gratefully received.

Alan (UK)


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Richard FrackRe: Best replacement HDD for MBP
by on Sep 24, 2008 at 9:49:56 pm

7200 most definitely worth it - #1 performance gain after adding adequate ram. I've been very happy w/ this one:

HITACHI Travelstar 7K200 HTS722020K9SA00 (0A50940) 200GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 1.5Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145160

but be aware that replacing the drive on a MBP is not like popping out the memory. You'll need a TORX screwdriver to take the whole thing apart and patience (there are a bunch of snaps that are tricky to pull apart.) Google it - there are insitructions w/ photos.


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