Macbook Pro Hd Database

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by davidlv, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Considering the huge number of posts concerning Hard Disks and the related, "beachballing," "stuttering," "pauses," etc. etc., I thought it might help everyone to have ONE thread where people can look for information on which HDs work or do not work. Please include a computer, HD and OS version description, as in my example below.
    1. Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,4
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Boot ROM Version: MBP53.00AC.B03 <--- Firmware ver. 1.7
    2. OS 10.6.2
    3a. HD: Seagate 7,200 rpm 500GB, Model: ST9500420AS. Verdict= No Problems, does use up the battery a little fast than the stock drive. Good performance, quiet, no perceivable vibration. :cool::apple::cool:
    3b. Toshiba 250GB 5,400 rpm Model (unknown) stock drive, Verdict= No Problems, but rather slow performance, :eek:Toshiba:eek:, totally silent to my ears.
    3c. Western Digital 5,400 rpm Scorpio Blue, 500GB
    Verdict= Annoying stuttering, pauses (not long enough to cause the beachball to appear, but bad enough to make the HD totally unusable.:(:apple::(
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The issue is that
    1. People don't search so this thread would not be that useful. Just look at how many "should I buy a mbp now" threads

    2. From what I've read the issues are not constant across models. A given western digital HD may pose a stuttering problem for one but not another
     

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