Need Some Schooling on Hard Drive Upgrades.

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

  1. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

    ipodlover77

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    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

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8679762&type=product&id=1200702542584

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9325367&type=product&id=1218084985568

    what the difference between those two are

    and another thing im having trouble understanding is why
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9024147&type=product&id=1218012522486
    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

    GoCubsGo

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    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

    ipodlover77

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    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

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

    bozz2006

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    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

    ipodlover77

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    yeah, already have the time machine ready to go.
    the 2 main things that are holding me back is possibility of stripping of screws
    and
    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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