What brand HDD comes with new MBP 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by badlydrawnboy, May 29, 2011.

  1. badlydrawnboy macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    I purchased an MBP 13" 2.3 Ghz about 3 months ago. I've been having several problems with it and Apple phone support thinks it may be a logic board issue. They told me to take it in to an Apple Store to get it fixed or replaced. I'd prefer to have it replaced if possible, because my previous experience (20+ years) with Macs is that once the logic board fails it's all downhill from there.

    Problem is, I no longer have the original HDD that came with the MBP. I put a SSD in it right after I bought it, and sold the 320 GB HDD along with my old MacBook. I would like to buy a new 320 GB HDD and put it in the MBP so it can be replaced, but I'm not sure what brand came with it.

    Can someone tell me? Is it a Toshiba? Hitachi?
  2. Fernandes macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2011
    HDs and RAM are user serviceable so i don´t think they will mind
  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    - Well, if they decide to replace the entire computer, they would probably like the hard drive to be included with it.

    I believe hard drive models vary. I have a Hitachi in my 15".
  4. ' r i S e n macrumors regular

    May 15, 2011
    They vary, yes. I had a similar question myself. Someone bought it off you without knowing what brand it was? I mean, it's not important to the buyer, but you just advertised it as a "320GB HDD for sale?"

    You should be able to just toss any brand in there, they probably wouldn't care.
  5. badlydrawnboy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 20, 2003
    Yeah, I think they will want the drive if they replace it!

    I'll pick up a Hitachi. They're $50 on Macsales.
  6. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    You'll be safe with a Toshiba or Hitachi. Personally, mine came with a Toshiba.
  7. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
  8. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2010
    I agree, I have never had any problems with the Hitachi Drive.
  9. Kentochan macrumors 6502


    Feb 19, 2011
    Virginia, USA
    Got the base 13" in March, and it came with the Hitachi HDD. And to be more specific, System Profiler said the model was "Hitachi HTS545032B9A302".
  10. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    Mine came with a Hitachi as well. They're cheap so shouldn't be a problem finding one and replacing it.

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