2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2014 3:49 AM by OGELTHORPE
rchu89 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey everyone,


I was just wondering if anyone could give me their opinon as to what might be the best hard drive to update on for a Macbook Pro 13" early 2011 model. My budget is about $100, and i'm looking to increase the size of my current hard drive (which is a 320gb hard drive). I know that SSD are out of my budget range as anything even reasonably priced only gives me about 200+ gb of memory. I'm wondering if anyone has had any particular experience with the Seagate 1TB solid state hybrid drive (found here: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Solid-Hybrid-2-5-Inch-ST1000LM014/dp/B00B99JUBQ). It boasts SSD-like speeds at a fraction of the cost, and its right around my budget, but perhaps its too good to be true? I saw the other thread about this hard drive question, but it didn't seem like anyone had any personal experience with it.


Anyways, just wondering if this one here is a truly a good deal, or if anyone has any better suggestions? Thanks in advance!!!


********P.S. Just as a side note, I'm wanting to increase the storage on my computer because i'm wanting to use bootcamp to install windows, and I want an ample amount of space to store movies, games, pictures and music. Not sure if this is even relevant, but i'm wanting to start doing a little bit of beginners programming stuff, so i want to make sure that i'll have enough empty space on my hard drive to do whatever it is i need to do. As it is, I've got about 62gb in movies, 81gb in photos, 41gb in music and 14gb in apps.....I'm really pushing the limits of my storage......*****************

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1333 MH