Did I upgrade HD correct??

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  1. spmiz12 macrumors regular

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    Have a 13 MBP, standard 250gb drive; ran carbon copy to external drive; installed new 500gb drive, booted off of external HD, formatted new drive , am running cc to now clone to the new HD.....

    Did I do this right??
     
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  3. spmiz12 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Everything seems to be running great...... I upgraded to 8GB Ram and 500 GB Seagate Momentus XT drive; and it is very fast.....
     
  4. Aries326 macrumors 6502

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    Any problems with noise, heat or decreased battery life? I'm thinking of buying the same drive for my MBP 2009. Thanks!
     
  5. gr8tfly, Dec 13, 2010
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    There're several other threads discussing the XT drive - just search on Momentus XT and they should show up.

    I've had mine installed for about a week and it's fast and quiet (see: Love my new Seagate Momentus XT !!! for other posts gushing over the new drive). I upgraded the firmware to SD24 yesterday, and it's even quieter. From the reports I've read, and my own experience (so far), I'd recommend upgrading. I used Seagate's bootable ISO CD image, which was very easy and straight forward to use. Others have used the executable running Windows from BootCamp. I'd recommend the ISO - it seems that if anyone has problems upgrading, they're always pointed to that as a solution.

    I'm running a battery test right now. If anything, it's looking like the XT could use less average power than my WD Scorpio Black.

    edit: I just finished running the battery to automatic sleep. It ran about 6.5 hrs, doing light work - surfing, watching forum-spy, some reading and some idle time (display still on). Bluetooth was on (with two devices active); display about 50%; hard-drives set to sleep when possible. This is pretty similar to other tests I've run, so off-hand, I'd say the XT uses about the same power as the WD Scorpio Black (the spec sheets predict this). If I were to get into a mode where I was reading from the SSD, there might be some savings.

    I have to add as a side note that this drive still seems to run cooler than the WD (as I've mentioned in other threads).
     
  6. Aries326 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply! I'm going to get mine right now!
     

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