Types of stock HDDs?

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  1. ' r i S e n macrumors regular

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    Upon getting into more detail about HDDs, upgrading, etc, I noticed that my stock drive is a Toshiba. I have been hearing a lot about Hitachi and I was reading around and it seems like both preform somewhat equally, but I have found better feedback on the Hitachi.

    Were Toshiba HDDs used in every 2010 MacBook Pro as stock drives, or is just a chance as to what brand of storage you receive as a stock?

    Also, I have never owned a Toshiba product in my life. So far I believe my HDD is doing a great job, but does anyone have any insight on the long term performance and reliability of Toshiba products - namely hard drives?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    Apple and other companies use a various number of hard drives from different companies. Toshibas are good drives and I haven't had any issues with them. Just back up your stuff often and don't worry about it.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    One HDD manufacturer isn't necessarily better than another. On average, they all are about the same.
     
  4. ' r i S e n thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fair enough. ^^;

    So they do just randomly toss one in that meets the storage space requirement, regardless of brand? Or do they use one brand for a specific model, etc? Just curious.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    They probably toss in whatever they have on hand/ample supply when comes the time to put together your computer.
     
  6. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I am sure they use different companies for the different models of MBPs. Also whatever they can get good deals on.

    Before in my early 08" 15", I got a Hitachi drive. On my 15" 11" MBP, i got a Toshiba. I also got a Toshiba on my 13" 2011 machine. The RAM on the new ones are Hynix. The one I received in my 2008 machine was Samsung.
     
  7. ' r i S e n thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's pretty interesting how they mix it up - I would have assumed that they used the same brands for specific models and such. It makes a lot of sense though considering that they are trying to get good deals on them as you said.
     

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