Will this Hard Drive work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 4now, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

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  2. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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  3. blen macrumors regular

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    Question though, if you replace the HDD... how does the 'drop sensor' work?

    Will it only work on Apple HDD's ?

    Always wondered this.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    As far as I know, the drop sensor is a feature of the hard drive, not the notebook. So if the new hard drive doesn't have the feature then its not something the computer is going to do for you.
     
  5. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    It's a feature on the motherboard; when the computer accelerates, it sends a "park heads" command to the hard drive. It might (but I doubt it) have to go through the CPU and OS.
     
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    I have read on other threads that you specifically don't want a HDD with a 'drop' sensor, as it can mess with the one apple provides on the motherboard.
     

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