SATA 2 Hard Drive With Motion Sensor

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  1. KJmoon117 macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone recommend me a SATA 2 HDD with a built in motion sensor?

    I'm thinking about doing an Optibay mod with the HDD in the optical bay so I would need a HDD with a built in motion sensor. Preferably under 150$, could be from 200-750GB, and spinning at 5400rpm (7200rpm seems like a power drain/noise+heat maker)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The SMS is part of Mac OS X, not the drive. It doesn't matter what drive you install.

    Apple Portables: About the Sudden Motion Sensor
     
  3. KJmoon117 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The sudden motion sensor does not work for HDDs in the optical bay, only in the hard drive bay. I plan on installing a SATA 3 SSD in the main drive bay so I will be turning off Apple's SMS feature. So I need a drive that has it's own SMS feature built in?
     
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    Not to step on your feet, but it kind of does, as purchasing an HDD with some kind of Anti-Shock-System (abbreviated ARSE) might conflict with the built in SMS. When I was looking for the Momentus, I had to make sure to buy the non-arsed version.
    But other than that, SMS will suffice for any HDD and should save an arse or two. Fanny.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I see what you mean. Sorry, I missed the part about it being for the optibay.
     
  6. KJmoon117 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually a slight variance of the question... I am thinking of 5400rpm drives due to their low power consumption but I've read that the Scorpio blacks take up just the same amount of power.

    However, I am concerned about the noise and heat. Is it bad?
     
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    So I'm to assume the stock hard drive in the MBP does not have this?

    Edit: Just realized the ssd I bought is 2.2+- gbps, so whatever... i guess i dont need it on a SATA 3 port anyway.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It doesn't need it, because Mac OS X does.
     
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    Isn't the Black Scorpio a 7200RPM HDD? If so, it will be louder and vibrate more. MRoogle has some threads on it.

    What? The above part?

    The stock HDD in the MB and MBP does not have any kind of ASS, as the MB and MBP already have the Sudden Motion Sensor built into the logic board.
     
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    Sorry, I should have clarified that I meant to ask if the HDD had it, so that I may install it onto the ODDs SATA path. So OSX has it, does that mean if i install a platter hdd in the ODD spot, the OS will cover it with SMS?
     
  12. KJmoon117 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I believe that the SMS does not affect the ODD bay
     
  13. eC1990ho macrumors member

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    So putting the 5400rpm stock from apple in the optibay is a terrible idea? :p
     
  14. KJmoon117 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't call the idea terrible but it's not really recommended. I'm tempted to do this myself seeing that it's really hard finding a decent drive with a built in motion sensor.

    As for the WD Scorpio, turns out the heat and noise isn't that bad so im ok with a 7200 rpm drive :)
     
  15. eC1990ho macrumors member

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    How badly will this affect the HDD anyway?
    If you move your laptop around alot , will it break?
     

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