Macbook Pro uses hitachi 7k500, when will apple offer the new 7k750 750gb drive?

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  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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  2. applepearpp macrumors regular

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    probably not in a while? If the new models tomorrow still have an optical drive, I'd take it out and replace it with a decent SSD for speed and some extra storage.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Not all of them use Hitachi, some use Seagate, and mine came with a Fujitsu drive. They currently don't offer any 750GB drive, so I wouldn't expect that soon. Plus I wouldn't buy it from apple, I'd upgrade myself to save money.
     
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    +1

    I installed my own 7k500 for 1/2 the cost of apple's upgrade.
     
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    Upgraded w/750GB 7K750

    I have a mid-2009 mbp whose 250GB Toshiba crapped out over a period of a couple days.

    After looking around at reviews, I decided to replace it with the Hitachi 750GB Travelstar 7K750 (7200RPM,16MB Cache).

    I did a clean install of Lion (old drive had been upgraded several times from Snow Leopard to Leopard to Lion) and have found so far that the 7K750 is quieter, a little bit cooler, and much faster than the old 5400rpm drive - very happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this drive to anyone considering an upgrade to the mbp.
     
  8. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^ nice to hear. I just bought this drive a few days ago. It'll deliver today. Can't wait to throw it in my new MBP!
     
  9. cibby macrumors member

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    For those who have the Hitachi 7k750, what kind of "spin up" noise do you have? I recently installed one in my Optibay (have ssd in the main bay). The actual seek/write sounds are hardly if at all noticeable, but just the regular hard drive being spun up is very loud IMHO. At first I thought it was the fans running loudly, but then realized it's the HD and will go away after it spins down. I'm curious if you notice the same thing.
     

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