MBP 13" Hard Drive Upgrading

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by valcan, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. valcan macrumors newbie

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    Would you please give me advice in regard to upgrading the HDD on MacBook Pro 13".
    Currently I have
    Hitachi HTS545025B9SA02:
    Capacity: 250.06 GB (250,059,350,016 bytes)
    Model: Hitachi HTS545025B9SA02
    Rotational Rate: 5400

    I looking for 500 Gb HDD. What kind of HDD compatible with MBP 13", possibly with RPM 7200?

    I appreciate your help.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Seagate Momentus 7200.4 is the only one offering 500GB with 7.200rpm.

    More info can be found via MRoogle, as this is one of the more frequent questions here.
     
  3. valcan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thank you for help! Just one question: does this drive has the same power requirements as my current Hitachi with 5400 rpm and can I easy replace HDD by myself?

    Thanks again!
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    It requires more power, but the MBP can handle it, you will only loose 10 to 20 minutes of battery life though.

    And yes, you can easily replace the HDD.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MBPRO_13inch_Mid2009_Hard_Drive_DIY.pdf
    via http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=macbook+pro+13+replace+hdd&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
     
  5. valcan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    uh, ok. That is incorrect, as i am using a Hitachi Travelstar 500GB 7200RPM currently.
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    uh. You're right. I haven't known that yet, even though it seems that the drive was released in September of last year.

    Hmm.

    Btw, wasn't Hitachi the first to introduce 7200rpm 2.5" HDDs with a 80GB drive?
     

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