Sudden motion sensor works with whatever new hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Schtibbie, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2007
    I'm going to have to pop a larger hard drive in this Macbook (2007) to buy a little time before I replace the computer. Does anyone know if my Macbook's sudden motion sensor can work with *any* replacement hard drive to tell that drive to park its heads in the event of a drop? Or does that only work with certain ones?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Yes, it works with any drive. I'd recommend a drive without it's own built in sensor to prevent conflicts with the built in one.
  3. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

    May 12, 2010
    Prescott, AZ
    O cool haha I always thought that the sudden motion sensor was built into the drive itself, not the MB. Good thing to know when I buy drives in the future. :D

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