what brand/ model is the 500gb7200rpm HDD upgrade offered at the apple site?

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  1. gorbyno1 macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    I plan to buy a 15" MBP with a 500GB7200rpm HDD. Subsequently I wanted to replace the HDD with a SSD and put the HDD into the superdrive location using the optibay solution.

    However it seems that it would be better to put a HDD that has a built in SMS feature (sudden motion sensor) in the superdrive location.

    In order to find out if the 500GB7200rpm upgarde HDD offered at th apple site has the SMS feature of not, I need to know the brand/ model no. of the HDD.

    Any clues.

    regards,
    Gorbno1
     
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  3. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    Seagate makes two versions of their 500GB 7500rpm HD, at least they did a few months ago when I picked mine up. One has the SMS the other, which is the one I got, does not. IIRC the version with SMS has an "X" at the end of the model number.

    Any particular reason for putting the HD in the SuperDrive bay and the ssd in the HD bay? I left the HD in the HD bay and installed the SSD in the optibay.
     
  4. La-vida227 macrumors member

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    are you able to run the ssd as the main hd when it is in the optibay?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'd say don't get one that has the SMS. No matter where it goes it'll mess with the built-in one and cause things to get sluggish.
     
  6. aslocum macrumors newbie

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    My Version of the 7200.4 with SMS has a G (for G-Force) at the end...

    P.S. you can always disable the mac sms if you have a drive with sms
     
  7. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    I stand corrected "G" it is.

    Apple KB on disabling SMS
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1934
     
  8. bob5820 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, simply select your boot drive from system preference
     
  9. gorbyno1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you

    Hi everybody,

    Thank you so much for all the answers.

    Bob...it never crossed my mind to put the SSD in the optibay....that sounds simpler..then I dont have to get into this sms thing....what would be the advantage/ disadvantage of putting the ssd in the optibay.

    Cheers,
    Gorby
     
  10. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    I dunno if it's fixed in the 2010 MBP's, but my 2008 Unibody cannot hibernate to a SSD in the optibay, only when it's in the regular HDD bay.
     
  11. gorylewis macrumors newbie

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    Has anyone who has installed the Seagate 500GB 7200RPM...

    Had any issues with the free fall protection or g-force when installed on a uni-body macbook pro?

    I ordered the one without the free fall profection or g-force and i was curious if i should exchange it for the "G" model...

    Has anyone encountered problems with either type of this drive?

    I've been doing some reading on some other forums where people have been some difficulties with this drive and uni-body macbook pros.

    I will be installing this on a i5 15.4 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro Released in the second week of April...

    Any Advice?

    Thanx,

    Greg
     

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