500GB internal for Macbook Pro 15' ???

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  1. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    Does anybody know any that will fit in my macbook pro?

    Any to recommend?

    Cheers
     
  2. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you have three choices, samsung, WD or seagate. I use a samsung and have done since Nov, no problems, except for running out of space. You can get them for approx £75-100

    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB 7200RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (ST9500420AS)

    Samsung Spinpoint M6 500GB 5400RPM SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (HM500LI)

    Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 5400RPM SATA-II 8MB Cache - OEM (WD5000BEVT)
     
  3. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Forgot to mention, its a Unibody macbook pro


    If it makes a difference in the options u have all stated.


    Cheers so far guys
     
  4. David N macrumors member

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    I have the Seagate and it works great. All of the above should fit. Good luck :)
     
  5. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks very much guys, going to look into these





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    250GB becomes nothing. You dont realize till you start putting all your apps on here and stuff.!
     
  6. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    If you can wait, get the seagate 7200rpm, you will appreciate the speed difference. Just make sure you have the right tools. A PH00 and a T-5 screwdriver.
     
  7. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    2nd that 7200 does make a difference
     
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  9. NickM macrumors 6502

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    How does the Seagate 500gb 7200rpm affect noise levels?
    Vibration?
    Heat levels?
    Battery drain??

    THANKS!:D:D
     
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    What about Hitachi? You forgot to mention the 5k500.B. I have a Hitachi 500GB 5400RPM drive in my G-Drive mini (I don't know if it's a 5k500 or a 5k500.B) and it's been a fantastic drive so far.
     
  12. Dreamail macrumors 6502

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    G-Force Protection

    I'd say the 'G' as in the 'ASG' Seagate models refer to the G-Force protection.

    The PDF tech sheet lists this feature as optional.

    To quote from above document:
    "The G-Force Protection feature provides enhanced data protection against shock that may occur while the drive is operating. This feature is designed to decrease the likelihood of data loss by detecting a freefall event and unloading the actuator before a shock takes place in falls of greater than 8 inches (nominal)."
     
  13. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    You don't want the G version as it will conflict with the sensor on the macbook pro
     
  14. NickM macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone who has actual experience comment on these things please??
    I currently have the stock 320gb 5400rpm and want to upgrade size and speed...but am curious about the differences in noise, vibration, heat, and battery usage.
     
  15. sos85 macrumors member

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    Yes the noise levels you mentioned cant be solved in notebook :D:D:D
     
  16. NickM macrumors 6502

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    What???

    I guessed that, YES, there would probably be a noise level increase...and also a vibration level increase... and maybe a heat increase...and maybe a battery consumption rate increase.
    What I was inquiring about is HOW MUCH of an increase in these things occurs.
     

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