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Which HDD will be the best as a second disk to MBP?

Last response: in Storage
December 30, 2013 1:05:24 AM

Here's the story:

I've got MacBook Pro '13 (mid 2009). I'd upgraded fabric disk to WD Scorpio Blue 640GB and it served me nearly 5 years (but there was some kind of malfunction between WD and MBP like this: ) . Then I'd replaced it with SSD and WD was working fine as the external HDD but few days ago it stoped working (S.M.A.R.T. = failure). Now I need a new HDD and I'd like to mount it with Optibay in a place of optic drive.
Generally I need this disk for big data storage (photos, music, movies etc.) so i think that it doesn't need to be 7200 RPM but it has to be min. 640GB.

And now there is a question: Could You suggest me any good HDD to my MBP?

Thank you in advance.

My English is not very good so please forgive me my mistakes. :) 

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a b G Storage
December 30, 2013 2:28:25 AM

I you don't need fast data access and want to extend battery time, WD Green drive, good balance between battery and access time, WD Blue, fast access times but will eat battery, WD Black.

Capacity all down to your budget !
December 30, 2013 11:59:34 AM

Thanks for response. And what about disks from other companies? I'm afraid that new HDD from WD will cause the same problem as my old WD disk.