|Dec 26, 2012, 04:09 PM||#1|
HD Upgrades for MacBook Pro 15" 2007 model
Hi. I'd like to buy a HD for my MacBook Pro and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations.
The specs I'm looking for are:
and I'm pretty sure it has to be a 2.5" drive
Would this be a good hard drive: http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Travelsta...pr_product_top ?
What is 512 byte emulation (512e)?
I'd like to spend about $75 USD.
|Dec 26, 2012, 05:00 PM||#3|
Do you know what 512 byte emulation (512e) is?
Emulation sounds bad to me... like there might be a bottle neck of some kind...
|Dec 26, 2012, 10:42 PM||#4|
To answer my own question: 512 emulation is really there for reverse compatibility with older systems that do not use Advanced Format. There should be no bottle neck unless the computer you instal that hard drive into does not support Advanced Format (any drive formatted with sectors larger than 512 bytes) in which case the 512 emulation will be used.
Most hard drives use advanced format now, with sector sizes around 4k.
|Dec 26, 2012, 10:46 PM||#5|
I would recommend the WD Scorpio Black 750 GB drive. WD has a developed a strong reputation for reliable, durable, and fast HDD.
The Seagates are kind of the black sheep now.
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