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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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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:
7200 rpm
750 GB
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.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:15 PM   #2
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That should be good. You could also use an OptiBay if you don't use your Optical Drive, and use both the old and new for extra storage.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:00 PM   #3
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That should be good. You could also use an OptiBay if you don't use your Optical Drive, and use both the old and new for extra storage.
Oh wow, that sounds good.

Do you know what 512 byte emulation (512e) is?

Emulation sounds bad to me... like there might be a bottle neck of some kind...
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:42 PM   #4
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512 emulation

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.

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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:
7200 rpm
750 GB
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.
By the way: this is for a 2007 MacBook Pro
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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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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