Are any of these internal hard drives compatible with my Macbook Pro?

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  1. ghandii23 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so i'm completely new to this, i actually just joined this site today. I need to know if any of these Internal hard drives are compatible with my 13-inch Macbook Pro from Mid-2009. Specs are currently: 2GB RAM/160GB hard drive/Running :apple:Mac OS X Version 10.6.7/ Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. If anyone can help me please do! If there are any other hard drives that are better please let me know!:confused: Im looking for atleast a 500GB-1TB which is the max for the macbook pro. Thanks!:D

    Here is the link to the hard drives:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2-173^22-152-173-TS,22-152-181^22-152-181-02#
     
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    Any 2.5" SATA form factor HDD or SSD will work with a MBP.
     
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  5. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    If you can't afford SSD - I would get this one:

    Seagate Momentus Xt 500 Gb hybrid drive (4 Gb Flash) 5 year warranty
    LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...2148591&cm_re=momentus-_-22-148-591-_-Product

    Of the 3 you mention, I would get last one as it comes with 5 year warranty.
     
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    It's half SSD, half HDD :D
     
  9. ghandii23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the one that you mentioned? model# WD5000BEKT ?

    sorry im asking so much im just new to this and i really want to know whats worth getting!
     
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    That's a standard rotating hard drive. The poster above provided a link to the product. Hybrid drives are almost like SSD's, but much cheaper :D
     
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    The SSD is only 4 GB flash, but it works in such a way that it automatically places your most often and latest opened files on the SSD Flash, so you feel like the drive is a fast SSD.

    It's well worth the extra money !
     
  12. firesong macrumors member

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    Having used the Momentus XT, I don't know if I agree with this statement.

    The Hybrid drive does have some minor performance increase, but to say they perform like SSDs is perhaps overstretching it.

    Me? I bought and am using the WD Scorpio Black 750GB (WD7500BPKT). Based on a few review sites, it draws less power than the Seagate drives.
     
  13. ghandii23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks again to all of you i think i've made my final decision, i guess i'll go with the seagate xt mentioned in a few posts above! I already ordered an 8GB RAM kit of (2x4GB) chipsfrom crucial, once i get this hard drive i hope to see a big difference since my mb pro is currently at [2gigs of ram and has a 160gb hard drive], completely sucks to me!
     
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    so which one do you recommend im completely undecided :confused:
     
  15. CHSeifert macrumors 6502

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    Look, the Momentus XT is NOT an SSD - but it's the closest thing and it's most definitely faster than a standard HDD 7200 or 5400 rpm.

    The Momentus Xt, according to testers at Storagereview.com, in some situations is as fast or even faster than the Velociraptor HDD.
     
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    ok, thanks! I just purchased it! :)
     

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