Hard drive upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nduetime, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. nduetime macrumors newbie

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    is there any reason this wouldn't work in my mbp ('07)?
     
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    No, that HDD has the maximum height of 9.5mm, thus it fits size-wise.
     
  3. nduetime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any thoughts if it would be a good choice? My old drive crashed awhile ago and now I have the money to replace. It was the factory drive. Looking for nothing less in capicity, something that won't produce much heat and fairly quiet.

    I do some rendering and am curious if the 32 cache will make a considerable diference over the 8 I'm looking in other choices.
     
  4. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    I say spend a couple of extra bucks and get the 500GB. then move it of you get a new notebook.
     
  5. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you want a bigger difference, I'd go with a 7200 RPM drive with 16MB cache, although they are a bit more expensive.

    EDIT - I agree with below post. I have that exact drive, and it is excellent.
     
  6. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I recommend this drive because it gives a little pep to your MacBook and it's only $10 more. I've used this in a 1,1 and my current 5,1 models and it performed well.
     
  7. nduetime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking of staying with a 5400 because of the lower temps and sound. I also want a 500gb dive or higher.
     
  8. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    From my personal experience, my 7200 is actually cooler than the 5400 I took out. I haven't noticed a real difference in sound either. But if you are wanting a 5400, there are a lot more options for size
     
  9. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Whew... That is good. I just bought a Hitachi 7K500 7200RPM 500GB 16MB cache drive. I just wish it had 32mb cache..... But, I don't have it yet... But it should be a great upgrade from my 5400RPM 320GB 8mb cache Seagate drive... I would recommend getting the Hitachi drive that I mentioned. This is the drive I have. This is the drive that I ordered. I snatched it up yesterday for $59.99 with mail in rebate. But, that expired (as most offers on Newegg do). I am glad that I got it when I did.
     
  10. nduetime thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had read many reviews that many MBP users are required to use "hdapm" to quiet the drive down. I was hoping to avoid that. I'm not opposed to a 7200 but am not thrilled with the potential for higher temps and louder noise. I read that it may be cooler than a 5400 but I've also read on the newegg reviews that they run warmer too. I just want to get something cool and quiet which what I had found with the initial dive I posted.
     

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