Are Hard Drives Other Than Hitachi Safe to Install on Macs?

rekhyt

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Usually MacBooks come with Hitachi drives, and I'm wondering if it's possible to install a hard drive onto a MacBook Pro (2.4ghz Unibody) that isn't a Hitachi. (Western Digital, ...)

Would there be driver problems (Heating up, ...) and also the hard drive free-falling locking feature be disabled?

Thanks in advance,
Rekhyt
 

Velin

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Usually MacBooks come with Hitachi drives, and I'm wondering if it's possible to install a hard drive onto a MacBook Pro (2.4ghz Unibody) that isn't a Hitachi. (Western Digital, ...)

Would there be driver problems (Heating up, ...) and also the hard drive free-falling locking feature be disabled?

Thanks in advance,
Rekhyt
You can put just about anything you want in your Macbook. Heck the unibody Macbook Pros are designed so you can easily replace your hard drive -- one of the easiest notebook drive replacement solutions available on the market. If you search the Macbook Pro forum you'll see tons of posts where people are looking for either maximum 7200 drive performance, or the largest/cheapest storage solution for portable Macbook workstations. The posts in the Macbook Pro forum go into detail about performance vs. battery life, heat vs. vibration, etc. So I'd study the HDD discussions there and make your choice.

You shouldn't have any problems with myriad manufacturers.
 

newdeal

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I am pretty sure that the new macbook pros come with toshiba drives...I saw a teardown on ifixit and it had a toshiba drive inside. Either way though you can use any drive you want
 
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