7200 RPM Drive for MacBook Pro 15 Core 2 Duo

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  1. Mork macrumors 6502

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    Could someone recommend the exact model I need to get to replace my slow 320 GB 5400 RPM hard drive with the fastest 7200 500 GB hard drive I can get?

    A link to Newegg or some mfg part/model number would be appreciated.

    Thanks!!!

    - M

    P.S. How difficult is it to replace the hard drive myself? I have a time machine backup so I should be ok from that point of view.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Here!

    It's not very hard, just watch some tutorials from YouTube and you will be fine. If you really want speed, get SSD
     
  3. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, but not sure what SSD is.

    Would any 2.5" 7200 500 GB hard drive do?

    - M
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Solid State Drive

    Basically, SSD is a lot faster than hard drive, but they are expensive and capacity is low

    Any hard drive (or SSD) with 2.5" SATA interface will work
     
  5. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, still not sure what my performance issue is. Seems to be OK once Windows XP Pro has booted all the way. I'm running Oracle on that VM too, so it must just be taking a long time to start up in the allocated 1.5GB RAM.

    Thanks again.

    -- M
     
  6. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    My friend and I upgraded MB's/MBP's with Seagate 7200's from OWC
    (Other World Computing). They also have WD's. They have charts on all the Mac models
    and video's on how to do it. I highly recommend them for HD's and Ram.
     
  7. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.
     

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