New HD for my MBP 13'

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Lucagfc, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. Lucagfc macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone

    I want to replace the HDD of my new MPR 13' (really happy with this). I want to buy a 320 or 500 GB HDD but i want to maintain the quality of the default HDD: silent and low temperatures. Of course I also like it to be fast, but I prefer the two above mentioned quality. What I suggested to buy? someone has already tried to replace it? it's a simple operation?

    Thanks a lot
     
  2. Lucagfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. Lucagfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From the disassembly of fixit I have one thing not clear. on Manual of the MacBook Pro (from Apple) it seems that there is no need to remove the battery to change the disk. Instead of images of iFixit this thing is not clear ... if someone knows you must remove the battery?
     
  4. qpid macrumors regular

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    Do not have to remove the battery, ifixit just is showing how to completely disassemble the unit
     
  5. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    If you can afford it go SSD. Even with the 1.5 SATA cap its still worth. Most people won't hit that limit. I just installed 4GB of RAM(OWC) and a 128GB SSD Kingston. Its now a screamer. It boots up at around 20 seconds and you don't have anymore spinning wheel. Also, no you don't remove the battery. You will have about 8 screws and 3 of them will be longer than the rest. Make sure you keep up where those go. The rest is straight forward but you shouldn't even have to touch the battery.
     
  6. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    If you want silent, stick with a 5400 or SSD.
     
  7. Lucagfc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately I can't afford a SSD. For sure I also upgrade to 4GB of RAM when i open MBP for change HDD. I think that the right choose is Samsung Spin point or WD scorpio blue....is a good choice? thanks
     
  8. Chad H macrumors 6502a

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    I would go with a 7200RPM Western Digital drive. To me their isnt any noise difference between a 5400RPM drive and a 7200RPM drive. That's just me though. You should be able to pick up a good 500GB 7200RPM HD for $145 or so. Check out http://www.owcomputing.com
     

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