Samsung MH500LI 500gb good for Macbook Pro?

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  1. lapino macrumors regular

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    I had a Lacie external drive that wasn't used that much, so I decided to open it up and maybe use the 500gb Samsung HM500LI drive in Macbook Pro. Added storage is always a plus, but how about noise/heat and (more importantly) battery drain?

    Any first hand experiences with this Samsung drive in a Macbook (Pro) ? (unibody).
     
  2. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using mine since December and find it to be very good. It is quiet and runs cool hottest I have ever had it is 49 degrees out in Kenya for 6 weeks I was out there.
     
  3. lapino thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any less good battery life? Reports on the net seem to report that this drive sucks quite abit of battery life.
     
  4. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I still get approx 4 hours out of my macbook pro, using the web, downloading, itunes and some web designing. My 17" gives me 6-7 hours top using the same drive.
     
  5. lapino thread starter macrumors regular

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    And how does it compare performance wise to the stock drives Apple puts in the MBP? (250gb in my case).
     
  6. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I find it better then the fugi one that came with my macbook.
     
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