Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Boesky, Sep 6, 2009.
I want something that is internal and will replace my 250GB.
June MBP 15-inch, 2.53 Ghz model.
Scorpio Blue 500 GB.
Page 37: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacBook_Pro_15inch_2.53GHz_Mid2009.pdf
Here's some 500GB drives.
Could you pick one for me?
I'd prefer not. Maybe someone else here can, but really any of these are probably fine. Just read the reviews on them, and see what seems "good".
Basically anything that's a 2.5 inch drive SATA is going to work for you.
Looks like there is a 7200 drive in that bunch: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148374
That would be faster, with not much of a price increase.
Just to warn you...
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=729883 (15 pages)
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2054387 (81 pages)
Yeah, get the 7200rpm Seagate. 7200 = a boost in speed without too much of a price difference.
Isn't this the one that comes with the BTO Macbook pro's?
Also, Apple recently released an update for their 500gb 7200rpm hard drives that were beeping and freezing. For me, the update worked wonders. BUT, I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the update doesn't work for people who replaced their hard drives at home. As this doesn't effect me, I never really gave my attention to it, so I could be wrong.
iPick that one^^^^^ for you
Today buy and install on my MacBook. Work like a charm.
I have that one too, going on 2 months now...
I think our machines both came with the same drive, and I recently upgraded to the 500GB Scorpio Blue mentioned in this thread. Highly recommend it. It's also a lot less noisy than my stock drive was.
With your new WD do you get a air cycling sound, or some sort of air noise coming from under the palm rest where its installed?
^ Like a low, constant "woosh"? Yea I do. I'm also having a problem with it clicking. Good drive though, I think I just got a noisy one. The "woosh" isn't bad at all, the clicking can be annoying when in a dead silent environment. Plan on exchanging as there appears to be variation from drive to drive.
Just for the record, I called OWC macsales today where I got the WD 500 Scorpio Blue from and asked them and the girl in CS said that it should be silent just like your original drive, she talked to a tech twice. There overnighting me a drive and I'll install it tomorrow night and post the results. I read elsewhere that its a great drive and NO NOISE at all.
This is the way to go. Never regretted mine for a minute.
Has anyone tried the 750gb WD Scorpio Blue
I have considered buying a 750gb Western Digital drive It's 12.5mm and I know th drive in the Mac Book Pro is 9.5mm. I have read of user installing this drive without issue. Has anybody here tried this. (the drive is a WD7500KEVT WD Scorpio Blue)
perhaps you could consider the new 9.5 mm WD Scorpio Blue 5400rpm 640GB(2X320GB platters) HDD - more space and better performance than the 9.5 mm WD Scorpio Blue 500GB(2X250GB platters) HDD ?
Is 640 GB the biggest 2.5 inch 9.5mm drive available currently?
I think so! If there was a bigger one in 9.5mm I would also love to know! Samsung and Toshiba are also bringing 640GB 9.5mm HDD's out very soon. http://www.techreport.com/discussions.x/17566
2nd WD Scorpio Blue 500 gig
Installed and up and running, quieter than the first, according to the tech support people they said you should not here a thing, I here clicking every 2 minutes and the "whoooshing" sound goes from high to low every so often.
The stock 320 Hitachi that came with it you cannot here any noise at all.
Looks like two 500 Gigs will be going back and will call Apple and ask what they use or recommend, shame that SSD's are so high in cost