Harddisk Upgrade (13" MBP mid 2010)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ahmen9, May 31, 2011.

  1. ahmen9 macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2010
    Recently, I would like to upgrade my harddisk from the 250GB 5400 to 500GB 7200. I have looked into Seagate Momentus ST9500420AS, and I have few questions about it:
    1. wondering will it fit my MBP;
    2. does it have the free sensor like the Hitachi HDD which came in MBP?
    3. How is the performance?

    Or does anyone can suggest me with a better HDD?
  2. schizbomb macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
    1. Yes
    2. The sensor is built into the hard drive bay, not the drive. And I don't think the XT has a shock sensor.
    3. I haven't tried one personally, but my friend says it's better than a standard HDD, but no where near as good as an SSD. He also has had some issues with the drive not spinning down properly when sleeping, but I think this is hit and miss.

    I'd recommend a SSD+HDD setup, if you can get alone without the optical drive.

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