Macbook Sudden Motion Sensor question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by g-boac, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. g-boac macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2007
    Do I need a specific hard drive (e.g., factory hard drive only) in order to work with a late 2007 Macbook (Santa Rosa) sudden motion sensor? Asking because I'm looking at upgrading my factory 160GB hard drive (Hitachi) with a 500GB Seagate Momentus 7200RPM 2.5" SATA / 16MB Cache from Other World Computing, and would like to know whether any HDD makes use of the sudden motion sensor, or only specific types.


  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
  3. qacjared macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    No, the SMS is actually a accelerometer like those on the iPhone. It's a separate chip than the Hard Drive and even macs with Solid State Drives have them. I'd love to see some apps that tap into that potential use of the accelerometer sorta like some things the iPhone does. SmackBook is amazing.

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