Me Again - MBP HDD upgrade question!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spikeyjac, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. spikeyjac macrumors regular

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    Just about to purchase a Western Digital Scorpio 500GB 2.5" SATA 5400rpm 8MB Hard Drive to put into my late 2009 13" Aluminium MBP, and I've just noticed a couple of bad reviews, saying it causes the MBP so stop working properly and freeze :eek:
    Has anyone experienced this?
    Anybody using the same hdd in their MBP?
    Anyone know of a fix of this problem?
    Cheers
    Jack :apple:
     
  2. snowwing macrumors member

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    Not to hijack your thread, but I just purchased & installed this in my 13" Macbook Pro: Good Stuff & I am very happy!
     
  3. nutritious macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't worry until you run into problems. Maybe those people who reported those problems have faulty HDDs...
     
  4. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    You have a few days to return the product, so try it for yourself.
     
  5. spikeyjac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Arghh i dunno whether to order it now!
    Anybody had any first hand experience with it?
     
  6. spikeyjac thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. sml12 macrumors newbie

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    silly little mechanical spinning discs are technology developed in the 1950s.

    time to move on and use an SSD.

    i am never going back.

    boot time - 7 secs
    shut down - 2 secs
    similar awesome performance with most tasks using the drive .. copying files, reading files, writing files, all awesome.

    save your $$ for an SSD.

    in fact, i would prefer a 40Gb SSD to a 10Tb 7200rpm spinning disc.
     
  8. spikeyjac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately SSD isnt an option..
     
  9. spikeyjac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got this fitted last night, all seems to be okay, the noise is quite abit louder than my stock hdd :( it's bothering me a little but I don't know if that's because I'm listening out for it..
     

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