Macbook Pro HD failed; looking for a replacement - Please check my list

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  1. marcusd63 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, I have a Macbook Pro 17, mid -2010 where the Hardrive has failed. After doing a lot of research here and on Google I found that I need a 2.5 harddisk. I went on Amazon and found 2 replacements - I am wondering if it will be compatible with my Macbook and whether I should order it now.

    The Harddrives are:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-9-5mm-Internal-Drive-Compatible/dp/B0053YLTBC/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1399781864&sr=1-2&keywords=2.5+internal+hard+drive


    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hitachi-500gb-Inch-Drive-Laptop/dp/B003ZFLOD4/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1399781864&sr=1-1&keywords=2.5+internal+hard+drive

    Please let me know if these are ok.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    both are compatible (as is any SATA 2.5" 9.5mm thick hard drive).

    You might also think... SSD ? (not the same price, though :rolleyes: )
     
  3. marcusd63 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Bruno, thank you for the reply. Your replay made my morning - it means I am on the right track. I am just wondering if the performance will be worse than the original HD that came with the Macbook Pro.

    Also, I had looked at the Hybrid as it is within my budget, but is this one any good: http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/product_info.php?products_id=821
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    The performance will be the same. : the original HD that came with the Mac is a "normal" HD, not Apple specific.

    I don't know the Seagate Hybrid.
    (I don't like hybrid drives nor Seagate gear, but that is just my feeling).

    If you do not need or never use the Superdrive, you might think SSD + HD, best of both worlds : say a 128 GB SSD for system/applications + 500GB or 1TB HD for storage.

    This would be a HUGE boost in performance.

    I mean HUGE. :D
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Just as per my MBP in my sig....
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    To marcusd63 : note that the Hitachi 500 GB is 7mm thick only.

    This is a "slim" HD, you don't need a slim HD for your Macbook Pro, but it can be used.

    As for speed, the Mid-2010 MBP has a HD SATA II interface (3 Gbps).

    Any SATA II or SATA III 2.5" will work, at SATA II speed though.
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Both are all right, but why not get an SSD? An SSD is several orders of magnitude faster than a regular HDD. With an SSD, your MBP will just start up in 12 seconds and go into a fully useable state upon login.
     
  8. Marty62 macrumors 6502

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    If you have the budget, I would recommend an SSD, night and day difference to
    a "spinner" a 500gb Samsung will set you back just over 200 bucks.

    If you want a small speed "bump" then I recommend the HGST Travelstar
    2.5in 7200rpm 1 Terabyte drive.
    I am using 2 x and they are really great, slightly faster than the standard 5400rpm
    drive that would have been the original in a MBP and around 75 bucks.

    Link:

    http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Travelst...99808506&sr=8-1&keywords=hgst+1tb+2.5+7200rpm

    Cheers,
    Marty.
     

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