Update Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alex23, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Alex23 macrumors newbie

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    Hello all,

    I have a MacBook Pro 15inch late 2008 model.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP499?viewlocale=en_US

    I currently have a 320Gb 7200rpm Serial ATA Hitachi hard drive.
    I'd like to buy a new HDD of 500GB 7200rpm and get it installed.

    I'm concerned about compatibility issues. I have looked around I see that some Hard Drive SATA 3G interface. Would that be compatible with my mac ?
    Are there any other elements I have to watch out for compatibility ?

    Thanks for reading !
     
  2. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Yes that would work fine, but a 5400RPM drive will increase battery life
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    Not significantly.

    OP, you need any SATA 2.5" drive, so the one you described would work.
     
  4. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    It did for me ;)
     
  5. Alex23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How much speed do I lose if I get a 5400 rpm instead of a 7200 ?
     
  6. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Depends what you are doing really, it is only slightly noticeable IMO and you will get used to it.
     

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