Recomend me a new hard drive

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  1. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    Hi guys it's been a while,

    I'm looking for a 500GB 7200rpm HDD for my Unibody Macbook. Can someone recommend me a good brand to go with and why? Also which ones to stay away from? I will be ordering from newegg.com when the time comes. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Muscle Master Notebook Consultant

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    Seagate Momentus XT !!! hands down

    $114.99
     
  3. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    Thanks Muscle Master.

    Any reason why that one is twice as much as this one? Is it worth it? Thanks again.
     
  4. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    Bump for opinions
     
  5. Muscle Master

    Muscle Master Notebook Consultant

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    It's a Hybrid HDD/SDD it has 4GB of SSD

    So without getting too technical.. yeah it's worth it
     
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    iRis9091 Notebook Consultant

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    its got the performance of a SSD and still hold lots of HD space
     
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    dbam987 wicked-poster

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    The performance of the Momentus XT really shines after it learns which files you access most frequently. A huge bonus with the drive is that once it "figures you out", it'll start saving more battery life.
     
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    ren3g7ade Notebook Evangelist

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    +1 for the Momentus XT. Running it in the MBP in my sig. Very quick and still plenty of space. Not as fast as pure SSD but not $1+/MB either... Definitely worth it.
     
  9. ClearSkies

    ClearSkies Well no, I'm still here..

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    No, it really doesn't.

    The XT performance tops out at 110-120MB/s transfer rate, which is better than the stock Momentus 7200, but is half or less compared to the current SSD crop performance rates.

    It's a good drive, performing better than any rotary HDD on the market, but it's not at the SSD level :)
     
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