Is this WB Scorpio Black compatible with 2010 13" MacBook Pro?

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  1. ccolaco macrumors 6502

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    Ok thanks for the reply. Does the $72.99 CAD seem like a good value for this type of hard drive?
     
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    If it includes shipping, yes. It's 65CAD + 8.50CAD from NewEgg
     
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    I should clarify that any 2.5" SATA drive with a height of 12.5mm or less will fit.
     
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    If your buying locally, the CanadaComputers drive with tax is cheaper. And the drive Hellhammer posted is 250GB, not 320.

    This is of course assuming you live in Ontario.
     
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    Is there bigger ones? Most 2.5" HDs are double platter so they are 9mm and triple platters are 12.5mm. Haven't heard that there are quad platters/bigger than 12.5mm around
     
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    Not that they fit, but the 2.5" drives from WD Velociraptors are like 15mm.
     
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    Are they still available? :D I thought SSDs killed them :p

    Anyway, 10k drive in MBP wouldn't be so nice, people are complaining about 7.2k drives issues so I can just wonder what 10k would cause
     
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    They're for blade servers and such; not for laptops. Also SSDs are very very expensive still. For the $280 you pay for the 600GB VR, you can only get like a 120GB SSD.
     
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    But SSDs are much faster too. They consume less power and don't vibrate or get hot. Prices are coming down all the time, in a year 500GB may be 200$. WD did come up with new VRs but they aren't even near SSDs.

    64GB SSD + 500GB would be my dream config
     
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    Isn't there 2 models of Scorpio black, one with anti shock and one without. Have heard you want to get the one without as MacBook Pros have it built in and can get conflicts if you get the model that has it as well, think it's the BEKT models.
     
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    Personally I'd settle for a higher capacity Blue model. 250 -> 320 isn't that big of an upgrade, and if you think you even might fill up a 320, you'll be upgrading again.

    If the reason for going with a 7200 is speed, then you're better off with an SSD anyway. Going up to 7200 isn't going to make a huge difference.
     
  14. ccolaco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes it is the BEKT models. Thats the one I'm going with.

    Yea I live in Ontario. There is a local CanadaComputers store 10 mins from my house so I can just pick it up from there.
     
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    Yes, but my reply was regarding use in blade servers; companies have budgets; not everyone can afford a dozen SSDs to replace a couple HDDs.
     

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