New 500GB HDD: What problems with Seagate G-Sensor?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by maccu, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. maccu macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    Hey there,

    I would like to buy a 500GB HDD for my MacBook. There are two Seagate drives which might fit:


    I read about problems that occur if you buy the drive with the "G" in its name. The G means "g-protection" and such a sensor is already built into MacBooks.

    Does any of you have experience with the drive? I mean, the ST9500420AS is sold out everywhere and I wonder if the ST9500420ASG would make it with "minor problems".

    What kind of problem might occur when using the G-drive?

    Any ideas?

    Thank you!
  2. Chase R macrumors 65816

    Chase R

    May 8, 2008
    If I remember correctly, the HDDs that have a built in G sensor can conflict with the G sensor (sudden-motion sensor) that's built into your MacBook.

    I would just get the regular drive since your MB already has a sudden-motion sensor to protect the HDD against a fall or drop.
  3. maccu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2009
    Too bad... Don't know what exactly "conflict" means. But there are some opinions like yours and therefore I have to look for one without the "G". It's sold out...


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