HD Upgrades for MacBook Pro 15" 2007 model

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by duncan916, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. duncan916 macrumors newbie

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  2. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    That should be good. You could also use an OptiBay if you don't use your Optical Drive, and use both the old and new for extra storage.
     
  3. duncan916 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh wow, that sounds good.

    Do you know what 512 byte emulation (512e) is?

    Emulation sounds bad to me... like there might be a bottle neck of some kind...
     
  4. duncan916 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    512 emulation

    To answer my own question: 512 emulation is really there for reverse compatibility with older systems that do not use Advanced Format. There should be no bottle neck unless the computer you instal that hard drive into does not support Advanced Format (any drive formatted with sectors larger than 512 bytes) in which case the 512 emulation will be used.

    Most hard drives use advanced format now, with sector sizes around 4k.

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    By the way: this is for a 2007 MacBook Pro
     
  5. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend the WD Scorpio Black 750 GB drive. WD has a developed a strong reputation for reliable, durable, and fast HDD.

    The Seagates are kind of the black sheep now.
     

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