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I'm just rather curious. I want to buy a new hard drive (larger) for my MacBook Pro...and I really don't feel like 1 TB is enough. I mean, it is, and it isn't. I want room to expand.

What's my best buying option for the maximum space I can get at this point? Does it cut off at 1 TB? And when should we see larger drives?


asked Nov 16 '10 at 11:07

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I guess my biggest deal (to add to it) is to get as much capacity as possible, but that would fit in my MacBook Pro (13").

I'll be doing some upgrades to it soon, although I just bought it just around two months ago now... I've outgrown it's environment.

(Nov 16 '10 at 11:20) calegendre calegendre's gravatar image

Title is misleading.

(Nov 26 '10 at 19:32) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

Why is it misleading?

(Nov 26 '10 at 19:35) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

I say that within the next six months manufacturers like Western Digital or Seagate are going to start offering two terabyte hard drives for laptops. It's almost certain that Apple will have 1.5 TB hard drives available for the MB and MBP within the next six months.

One terabyte is plenty of storage for a laptop. I couldn't see using all of it unless I was doing a huge amount of video editing (which I do). One terabyte is plenty, and when you're done with the space that's needed, you can store the excess files on a larger capacity external hard drive.

answered Nov 16 '10 at 11:15

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I just feel since I use a LOT of applications, on both Windows & Mac....and have lots of content I'd like to have access to without plugging things in -- I'm trying to stay as mobile as possible, that it'd be easier this way.

Not sure, I won't buy anything from Apple at their price if they sold the drive upgrade. Hah...they're lucky I bought a MacBook Pro at it's cost.

(Nov 16 '10 at 11:17) calegendre calegendre's gravatar image

I would recommend getting a mobile external hard drive in addition to the drive that you install inside of you MBP. I've seen one terabyte external hard drives that don't require an AC adapter.

(Nov 16 '10 at 11:32) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

Would you know, by any chance - if the earlier commenters mention of a 1.5 TB drive - if that drive would fit a MacBook Pro properly?

(Nov 16 '10 at 12:52) calegendre calegendre's gravatar image

Yes, it should.

(Nov 17 '10 at 09:32) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

Just made me a bit nervous as they say it's different in size.

(Nov 17 '10 at 10:37) calegendre calegendre's gravatar image

answered Nov 16 '10 at 11:09

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Tim Fontana

Would that 1.5 TB fit a MacBook Pro properly?

(Nov 16 '10 at 11:18) calegendre calegendre's gravatar image

its a 2.5" sata. It should fit fine. But I don't know macs, so I wouldn't be able to tell you for definiate

(Nov 16 '10 at 11:47) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

I'm sure that they will have 1.5-2.0 TB drives soon. You can use a solid state thumb drive for storage and cache files. I think that 2+ TB flash drives are available on the internet from various shopping sights.

answered Nov 17 '10 at 10:22

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Hopefully that will be standard in 3 years or so b/c of SSD competition.

answered Nov 18 '10 at 15:30

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Steven Hibbs

That article linked above is from months ago and lists the drives as being available Q2 and Q3 2010. Which, if they're referring to fiscal years, both are way over. (Q4 supposedly ended in September.) When are they supposed to come out? I've tried going to Toshiba's web site but it's more confusing to navigate than most sites I've ever gone to. I heard there was also a Western Digital 1.5TB drive coming too but so far have seen neither hide nor hair of them. SSD is way too expensive and way too low capacity to use, so we stick with HDD.

I'm starting to lose faith that they'll ever come out. And 1TB just will not do.

answered Nov 26 '10 at 16:17

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My prediction is as follows: There will be 1.5TB and 2TB laptops during January 2012 at the earliest

answered Nov 26 '10 at 19:08

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