7200 RPM HDD in a 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ccashman92, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. ccashman92 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    Is this possible? I would like to switch my 7200 RPM 500GB Seagate HDD from my 2010 15" MBP to my girlfriends 2010 13" MBP.
  2. circularforward macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2010
    Yes, it's possible. You'll want to clone or backup your gf's hdd and move it over to the 7200.
  3. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Said it all. as long as it's 12.5mm or less it'll be fine. :]
  4. ccashman92 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2010
    I know that. Apple just doesn't offer 7200 RPM HDDs on the 13" MBP's. So I wasn't sure if it was compatible.
  5. aznpride macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    i wouldnt recommend a 7200rpm, causes way too much vibration in my 13" pro
  6. pscraig macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    It depends entirely upon the hard drive and how much that particular model vibrates. I have a Seagate Momentus XT 500GB in my new 13" MBP and there is no additional vibration, just a small amount of sound.

    Now I have a 15" MBP (2007 model) that has a WD 500GB 7200rpm and it vibrates everything and anything else sitting on the table with it.

    The hard drive mounting in the 13" is not that different than that in the 15", so I don't see why everyone insists these drives vibrate too much for the 13".
  7. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    I have a 7200 in my 13" (same structure as current pro), and I really don't mind it. The vibration is only really noticeable when resting my hands on it while on a desk, table, etc. Even then, it's not too bad, and I don't do that much, so it doesn't bother me.
  8. oplix Suspended


    Jun 29, 2008
    New York, NY
    I can confirm there is only faint vibration / sound from seagate momentus xt. It isn't silent like the stock drive though.
  9. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    Just cause it's vibrating in your MBP doesn't mean it vibrates in everyone else's MBP.

    Just saying :D

    I use a 7200 RPM 500 GB as well. It's amazing. No vibrations at all. Of course you're gonna hear some when you put your ears close to the HDD but who does that? Weird stuff.

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