Seagate ST9500420AS 7200RMA drive a concern in older MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ^kris^, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. ^kris^ macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    Hola - have an older MBP (15" - from 2008 @ 2.4GHz) that I want to upgrade to the Seagate ST9500420AS. Do the issues around the 7200 RPM drives concern me, or only the newer MBP's?


  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Never heard of any issues in the older MBPs....well, at least none that were the laptop's fault.The drive itself has a reputation that is....not so solid. I find it hilarious you put "RMA" instead of "RPM" in the title. A sign of things to come? :p
  3. ^kris^ thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    Ha! Good catch... man, this is what the first day back from vaca will do to someone :)

    Thanks for the insight,

  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    I've got that drive in my 2006 first generation macbook pro and it runs like a charm. Quiet and vibration free.

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