What brand of 7200 rpm Hard Drive does Apple use in unibody Macbook pro??

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  1. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    can unibody macbook pro owners with the 7200 rpm HDD share? thanks
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    fyi, all brands are more or less the same

    apple uses the manufacturer that gives them the best deal. they dont say only use seagate or western digital
     
  3. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    I have the 2.93 unibody 15" and mine is a 7200rpm Hitachi
     
  4. zer0tails thread starter macrumors 65816

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    oo thank you very much. Is the drive quiet??
     
  5. zer0tails thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yep, I know they're more or less the same but i know some drivers are quieter than others which is what I'm interested in :)
     
  6. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    My 17" 2.93 CTO came with a seagate 7200rpm drive.
     
  7. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    it's silent
     
  8. zer0tails thread starter macrumors 65816

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  9. magamo macrumors 6502

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    My 2.93 UMBP 17" came with a seagate 7200rpm. I also had Hitachi 7200rpm and don't see any difference in speed.
     
  10. Tinlad macrumors member

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    My 2.66GHz 15" UMBP has a Seagate drive. I could have sworn the first one I had (this is a replacement) had a Hitachi, although I could be mistaken.

    Can't tell any difference in speed or noise.
     
  11. abie915 macrumors newbie

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    My 15" 2.53 UMBP came with a crappy 5400rpm Hitachi drive. Yanked it out right away and replaced it with an Intel SSD. Didn't even bother powering up the notebook with it installed :)
     
  12. zer0tails thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i'll let ya'all know what i get. i'll be happy with a seagate or hitachi though it'll cool if i got a WD. Never had a WD before.
     
  13. TXBDan macrumors regular

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    FWIW, i just put a 320gb Hitachi 7200rpm in my laptop and it is without a doubt louder than the stock Hitachi 5400rpm. BUT its not that loud and no big deal. If i never had a 5400rpm before, i would probably think this was pretty much silent.

    Honestly, i haven't really noticed any improvement in performance. *shrug*
     

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