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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by applefanboy4739, Sep 27, 2011.
just wondering in terms of pricing and reliability?
I'd be wary of putting a 7200 RPM hard drive in a 13" MBP - they create vibration that I find very offputting.
That said: The 750 GB drive that creates the least vibration that I've found is the Hitachi 7K750. And I've tried Seagates, Western Digitals (the Black creates a LOT of vibration), Samsung, etc.
OK thanks. What about 5400 rpm? Any really good ones to recommend? Or perhaps a full tb? I'm looking for size, not really performance. I've got an OCZ sad for that....
I haven't tried any of the TB drives. Among the 750 GBs, I've had good luck with Hitachi and Samsung, others here have reported good results from Western Digital and Seagate, although IIRC the Seagate 750 GBs SEEM to be a bit more problematic.
Put it this way--I have a Hitachi 750 GB 5400 RPM in my 13" i5.
Hope that helps, and good luck!
I had a 7200rpm drive in my old 13"MBP for over a year. I never had any issues with vibration.
Currently I've got a 7k750 Hitachi drive in my machine (see sig)
I have no problems with vibration with my 750GB 7200rpm Scorpio Black.
no problems here ever either (late-2008 13").
What about a 1TB>
I'm probably more sensitive to it than most - it drives me crazy, and I've not found a single 7200 RPM drive I could live with in a 13". And I've tried them all . . . and the Black was the second worst behind the Momentus XT, which felt like it was putting current into the body--it was like grabbing a live wire.
I had a Seagate Momentus 7200rpm 750GB HDD in my MBP 13" and never noticed a vibration.
is this the right drive? newegg is claiming its only 0.4" tall. dont know if thats a typo.
I have this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145534
Saves $10 and shipping . . .
Fastest, sometimes prone to vibration: WD7500BPKT
Fast and silent: Hitachi 7K750
I have the 750 WD Black and do not have any vibrations etc. It has been a great drive so far for the money.
Why would that be a typo? Most 2.5" HDDs(well, laptop ones at least) are 9.5mm, aside from the three platter 1TB WD.
what about a good optibay?
Recently I installed a Samsung Spinpoint M8 1Tb drive in my MBP. It's quiet, fast (for a 5400), cheapish and gets good reviews.
The install was very easy. Bear in mind that you will need a torx screwdriver to transfer the mounting pins from the old HD to the new one - at least on my early 2009 17" unibody (it doesn't mention that in the Apple upgrade notes!)
Same thoughts here. It's a fast drive, I haven't noticed any issues with vibrations, and I can only hear it when the room is silent. Any ambient noise blocks it out. No more distracting than the 5400 RPM it replaced.
I had the western digital scorpio black $109.99 750GB 7200rpm on my early 2011 13" base macbook. It overheats quickly, vibration is crazy and distracting.
recently bought a brand new 2011 13" base, got the hitachi 750 ($70) it's dead quiet and fast, better than the stock 350gb