recommend a laptop hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Luis Ortega, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Luis Ortega macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone please recommend a good 7200rpm, 500gb, sata 300 laptop drive that would work in a MBP? Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I put the seagate 7200.4 in mine and its been running great. Fast, quiet, no problems (knocks on wood)
     
  3. Luis Ortega thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Was it hard to install the drive yourself?
    Do you think that the seagate constellation 7200.1 (same size) with the 32 mb cache would be a better performer?
     
  4. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    As far as I know those are the two only 7200RPM 500GB 2.5 inch drives.
    The Constellation series are for servers as far as I know, never seen any laptop with constellation series HDs.
    So the Seagate 7200.4 is your only choice.

    The WD Scorpio 640GB is hitting the marked these days.
    If you have a recent MBP you might even be able to fit the new 1TB WB Scorpio Blue too (12.5 MM HD, but several reports that 12.5mm does indeed fit the latest unibodies)
     

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