Hard drive replacement question

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  1. hp1xbg macrumors newbie

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    I have a hard drive that sounds like it is about to die....making crunching noises and getting the beach ball. It has a couple more months of apple care left on it and I plan to take it to Apple, but I am in the military and on the road and will not be able to send the computer away if they have to resort to that.

    If I have to get a new hard drive for it, where can I get it and how much should it cost? Here are the specs on my machine:


    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP51.007E.B05
    SMC Version (system): 1.33f8

    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled



    I can get to the hard drive by removing the panel on the back. It is a 750 gig drive.

    Thanks
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    You can use any 2.5" SATA drive. If you need another drive that big, you should be able to get a 750GB drive for less than $100
     
  3. hp1xbg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a particular drive that would be better than others? I don't want problems again and don't necessarily want to buy the cheapest thing I can find.
     
  4. ZombieZakk macrumors 6502

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    well that drive is aftermarket correct? i did not think apple offered 750gb drives in the core2duo macbook pros? if so i do not think apple will be able to help you as it is not their drive.

    i would recommend the western digital scorpio black 750gb 7200rpm drive
    cane be purchased at:
    macsales.com
    newegg.com
    tigerdirect.com
    and other similar retailers
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    All drives fail, all of them, it's a matter of time. Buy one with a good warranty that suits your need.
     
  6. hp1xbg thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. jlwilsonjr macrumors member

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    Wd sb 750

    I just ordered the western digital scorpio black 750gb 7200rpm drive today based on the recommendations of this thread....thanks for the info to a "passer by" reader.
     
  8. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Scorpio Black is a winner. One of the best HDDs made that has a reasonable price IMO
     

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