Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 5:53 AM (in response to Lemonny)
It really depends on how much space you need on the hard drive. I picked the 500 GB drive because it gave me the room I needed and at 7200 rpm was fast enough for my needs. I stream movies to my apple.tv and have no problems.
As far as how long any hard drive lasts is a guess. I have a hard drive that was in my old MacBook that is around 6 years old and still running good. I like the idea of the solid state drives but they just aren't big enough for me for the price. I do a lot of LightRoom and Photoshop on my MBP so the room of the main drive is good for my use.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to Lemonny)
Whatever you decide buy the SSD after you get the Mac with whatever it comes as a standard drive. Apple want to much money for any add-on upgrades, RAM or hard drive. You can buy both for much less money and keep the originals that came with the system.