Need Some Schooling on Hard Drive Upgrades.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ipodlover77, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    okay, we'll i've been researching hard drive upgrades (damn you macrumors for getting me all interested) for the past two hours. So far i learned that the scorpia black even tho it runs at 7200, its not that much faster than the scorpia blue. I also learned that some people who installed the scorpia blue is exp. clicking sounds (im going to install it in a mid 09 umbp). what i dont understand is which one im supposed to get, and what the differences are between these two

    what the difference between those two are

    and another thing im having trouble understanding is why
    is only 50 dollars less when its a 250 gb. sorry, excuse my ignorance, first time i ever thought about doing this hahaha.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Of your two links, one is EIDE and one is SATA. SATA is what you need.
    I do not understand your last question. $50 less for 1/2 the space ...
  3. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    thanks! noted. i can now take that one off my bookmarks lol.
    when i buy the hard drive, do i need to buy anything else? or is everything already included so all i have to do is just plug it in (and of course restore, etc etc)
  4. Imola Ghost macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    Have they fixed the firmware issue when people were upgrading their drives and seeing a lot of spinning beach balls?
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    have an external drive handy, either by buying a separate one (but you already have one to backup your data, right?) so you can use superduper! to clone the startup disk. this means you don't have to reinstall the OS and all your data and all your settings, etc. search the forums, there are tons of threads on this. you'll learn everything you need to know.
  6. ipodlover77 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2009
    yeah, already have the time machine ready to go.
    the 2 main things that are holding me back is possibility of stripping of screws
    if my laptop ever gets messed up and needs to be taken to the GB, than the trouble of putting my stock hard drive in (theres a thread in the mac basics and help thread).

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