I ordered the Seagate 7200 Drive but did Apple install it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Wipeout, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Wipeout macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    I received a replacement machine after returning my MBP SR for a yellow display a week ago.

    The new machine lists the correct part number for the Seagate Momentus 7200.2 in "about this mac," (ST9160823AS). But the label on the box does not state 7200RPM, nor does the sticker under the battery. The new label reads: "MBP 15/2.4GHZ/2x1G/160/SD" The sticker inside the machine is the same.

    I recall that my first machine had a sticker that mentioned the RPM of the drive, and I have seen photos of these stickers as well.

    I am sure that Apple is not trying to stiff me out of a drive, but could there have been a mistake? The Genius bar and product specialists keep pointing to "about this mac" as the last authority on the specs. of the machine, but that field is probably not propegated at the time of the instalation of the drive, so I don't consider it a definative answer.

    Do I need to pop the top off to find the answer or is there another way.=?

    Thanks, and sorry if this sounds conspiratorial - if apple would label consistently it would never have entered my mind.
  2. harmonica01 macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2007
    using "about this mac" in the apple menu is the definitive way to see what your components are...

    it will show you serial #s on all parts, speed and quality of your ram, etc etc...
  3. Cyclotrode macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2007
    A search at the Seagate website shows that it is indeed a 7200RPM.

    Click here then click on the "Technical Specifications" tab for the Seagate Momentus 7200.2 160GB Drive.
  4. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    "About this Mac" is the authoritative place to go for information on your drive. The information in it is re-pregnated every time you open it by pulling the data directly from the hard drive itself.
  5. Wipeout thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thanks yippy (and others), this is what I was looking to confirm - to bad that Apple could not describe it to me in this fashion.

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