is this a good HD for upgrading

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marshallbedsaul, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    samsung 640gb 7200rpm
    hm640jj
    thanks for your input
    going in a late 2009 17' macbook pro
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No platter-based hard drive is better than any other. Just get the one with the best warranty.
     
  3. igblack, Jan 23, 2011
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  4. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I personally have NOT had good results with Samsung drives. I prefer Hitachi and Seagate (Western Digital is good too, I just won't give them any of my $$$ since they started putting proprietary soldered drives in their external enclosures).

    The new Seagate 750GB 7200 is great in my MBP.

    Cheers,
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    You can't go wrong with Hitachi or Seagate in a Mac - they're the most common OE drives.

    I'd say to steer clear of WD - I've seen too many of the 2.5" drives failing. The desktop drives are fine.

    I put a Samsung 250GB in my old MacBook Pro and had firmware issues with it. The Samsung was on special offer - wish I'd known why at the time. Having tracked the problem down I ended up having to put it into a PC at work to flash the firmware when they fixed it.
     

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