Canvio 750gb external is same as 15/17"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shardey, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. shardey macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    For anyone who cares, I purchased a 750GB USB 3.0 2.5" Toshiba Canvio external hard drive, tore it apart and to discover it's a 9.5mm 5400rmm drive that is precisely the same as the one that is used in the current 15" and 17" MBP (I know this because I compared it side by side with mine). Also to note, Best Buy had it for 79.99, and the cheapest drive I found on new egg was a WD Caviar Blue for 84.99.

    Installed it in my girlfriend's MB 13" aluminum and runs great. Quite fast compared to the stock 160gb it came with, but slow vs. the 40gb x25-v I had in it (as far as read speeds and boot up).

    Edit: The drive even had the Apple logo on the sticker.
  2. Maschil macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011

    hey bro... here is a rule of thumb.....your best place to get external hard drives is staples.....they have had 1tb's on sale a couple of times and i was able to get them for 55 dollars.... they are normally o nsale for 80... and then you get a 25 of 75 coupon from ejunkie or ebay....
  3. saibot84 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2011
    How you opened this 750GB USB 3.0 2.5" Toshiba Canvio?
  4. shardey thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    Pried it open from the edges. I didn't really care about the casing too much as the hd is worth it in my eyes.

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