NO 7200rpm HD on the new 13" macbook PRO ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rodoflores, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. rodoflores macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2008
    Hello I just ordered a Seagate 500GB 7200.4 Hard Drive for my new MBP, I am also upgrading to 8GBram.

    The problem is I havent decided yet wich MBP to buy.

    13 inch or 15 inch its the dilema...

    Graphics was the first issue, but I have decided I can live with the 9400 Nvidia card. So I can go with the 13" inch on this.

    second issue is Hard Drive upgrade...

    I know the 15 inch 2.6ghz Macbook Pro can handle this 7200rpm drive.

    but what if I decide to go with a 13" inch Macbook Pro ?
    will this 500GB 7200 rpm seagate work ?

    I know 500GB will fit on the 13 inch since apple offers this as an upgrade, but only shows that upgrade with 5200rpm hard drives not 7200rpm.

    I dont see any configuration for the 13" MBP wich has a 7200rpm hard drive option. Even lookin at the tech specs, it isnt clear if you can upgrade the Hard Drive to a 500gb 7200rpm configuration on the 13" MBP.

    My goal is to have a 13 inch MacBook Pro loaded
    with 500GB 7200 rpm HD , 8GB of ram.

    but if the seagate I bought doesnt work with the 13 inch,
    then I'll just go straight to buying the 15 inch model.

    what do you guys think ?

    thanks in advance
  2. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    It certainly works in both 13" and 15", but it may cause some vibration.
  3. ddeadserious macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2008
    Plymouth, MI
    I have a 7200.3 320GB Seagate in my Unibody Macbook(and it will be in my 13" MBP later today) and have had absolutely no vibration issues. Don't worry about it.
  4. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    After reading this report --->
    The link takes you to the CONCLUSIONS page where they make final recommendations based on OVERALL test results.

    This is the beginning of the report -->

    I'm foregoing a 7200 RPM drive at this time and sticking with a 500 Gig 5400 drive.

    What drives did they test ????

    Here are the first two paragraphs from the CONCLUSIONS page....

    Which drive was the WINNER????

  5. rodoflores thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2008
    Thanks a lot dude ! , it is great to hear from someone that actually owns a segate 7200rpm and 13 inch unibody MBP. I'll stick with the 13 inch MBP.
  6. kurono macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2008
    is is this drive (the 7200rpm one) the one they don't reccomend which can be ordered with the new MacBook Pro's ?
  7. tallpaul macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2009
    I've ordered a standard macbook Pro 13" with only the 250 GB HD

    Seeing as it seems quite easy to replace the drive with a 500 GB one my only remaining questions are whether to fit a 7200 rpm or a 5400 drive like the Western Digital Blue lauded in the above review.

    I've also heard good things about the Samsung drives is there a particular drive that will suit the Pro 13"?

    Also as a complete newbie are there any real world issues in terms of voiding the warranty and re installing the OS that are problematic?

    many thanks, first post!!!

    Tall Paul
  8. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Go with the WD5000BEVT, it's the best option at the moment.

    And no it will not void your warranty.

    Reinstalling the OS is very simple with the DVDs that come with your Macbook.
  9. tallpaul macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Thanks for that, I had tha very drive selected on not bad value at £87

    Let's hope the 8gb of Ram gets a bit cheaper soon


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