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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marshallbedsaul, Jan 23, 2011.
samsung 640gb 7200rpm
thanks for your input
going in a late 2009 17' macbook pro
No platter-based hard drive is better than any other. Just get the one with the best warranty.
I think it is all about preference. For instance, I have always used Western Digital. As for laptop hard drives, I have heard and had friends get Seagate 7200rpm drives. I would take a look at some comparisons on google or look through this site.
Here is a great review of a very good and equally sized hard drive. http://www.storagereview.com/western_digital_scorpio_black_500gb_review_wd5000bekt
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.
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.