What Stock 500GB HD does Apple put in 13" MacBook Pros?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by melamina, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. melamina macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    Does anybody know what 500GB hd brand (even better if you know the model) does Apple use in its MacBook Pro 13" line?
    I think it's Hitachi as mine came with a 160GB Hitachi drive, but I wanna make sure.
    I bought a 500GB WD Scorpio Blue and I feel it's more louder than the stock Hitachi and it is continously parking its head while in stand by.
    Thanks in advance
  2. melamina thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
  3. Z06jerry macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
  4. skye12 macrumors 65816


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    The 7200's do run a bit louder and with a slight vibration from my experience.
    But as long as its a WD, Seagate, Hitachi etc., I don't think there is much difference.
  5. Jottle macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2003
    I did a (subjective) sound comparison of three 5400rpm drives. Check it out here:

  6. melamina thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2009
    My stock Hitachi 160Gb never made any head parking clicks and it was whisper quiet when idle (just as stated in the comparisons).
    I only started listening heads parking when I installed the WD Scorpio Blue 500GB.

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