7200RPM HDD recommendations for uMBP

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  1. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Hey, I was looking for a 7200RPM Hard Drive for my 13" MacBook Pro. I want something better than the standard HDD I have built in (250Gb Toshiba). I'm also curious about the free-fall sensors etc.
     
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    The computer has built in free fall sensors already. I have a 15” MBP and use the 500GB Seagate 7200rpm drive and it works great.
     
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    Oooh... Never knew the computer had the sensor. Thought it was on the HDD side. Anyone know where I can get the Seagate Momentus 500Gb for cheap (if that is the best drive)?
     
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    The mac can take 9.5mm height, if I'm not mistaken the Seagate is that high.
     
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    I read around a bit and found these drives aren't that reliable. Comments?
     
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    I've had the 500GB Seagate Momentus 7200.4 running in my unibody MacBook for about half a year now and it's running smoothly without any problems whatsoever. Every hard drive brand and type will have it's share of bad units. Don't read too much into it. And it's true that the Seagate drives did have their problems after being introduced. But since the new firmware was released, things have been smooth all over the line as far as I can tell. No worries here.
     

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