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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MatLane, Mar 23, 2009.
Does anybody know any that will fit in my macbook pro?
Any to recommend?
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)
Try the Seagate ST9500325AS here: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-200-SE&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=896
Forgot to mention, its a Unibody macbook pro
If it makes a difference in the options u have all stated.
Cheers so far guys
I have the Seagate and it works great. All of the above should fit. Good luck
Thanks very much guys, going to look into these
250GB becomes nothing. You dont realize till you start putting all your apps on here and stuff.!
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.
2nd that 7200 does make a difference
Had the seagate 500gb 7200.4 since February and it is amazing.
Seagate Momentus 7400.4 v other notebook drives
How does the Seagate 500gb 7200rpm affect noise levels?
Could someone please tell me the difference in the 500 GB model ST9500420AS and ST9500420ASG?
The link is here: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/laptops/momentus/momentus_7200.4/
Which would be the best one in installing on the 15" unibody macbook pro?
Thank you very much in advance!
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.
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)."
You don't want the G version as it will conflict with the sensor on the macbook pro
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.
Yes the noise levels you mentioned cant be solved in notebook
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.