Which manufacturer for HDD replacement?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Effortless, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Effortless macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I have a 3 year old MacBook Pro into which I would like to fit a bigger hard drive. It is a 1.83GHz / 512Mb / 80Gb / Core Duo model.

    I have heard that only certain manufacturers HDD's will work with Apples's drop-protection software.

    Is this correct? If so, which replacement HDD maufacturer's are best suited to my MBP?

    Thanks i advance for any replies.

    Effortless.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Any 2.5" SATA HD will work. Biggest brands are Western Digital, Seagate and Hitachi. I personally like Western Digital the most
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Most of the bigger brands have a variation of each of their products that are compatible with Apple's drive protection system.

    That said, just look for the drive you need at the capacity and price you are willing to pay, and you should be fine.
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    cant go wrong with seagate or western digital.
     
  5. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, these are the more popular names in the hard drive realm :D
    Try the Hitachi 500gb 7200RPm or the black WD :D
     

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