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MacBook Pro - fast macbook pro drive?? (1000rpm)


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hi guys

well i have seen this drive so was thinking about taking the heat sink case thing off it and sticking it in my macbook pro

will it fit/work??

any one know?

also if it will not work whats the fastest drive i can get or is SSD my only option for something faster than 7200rpm
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Thats a 3.5" drive.. you need to look for 2.5" Notebook/laptop drives.
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Dec540, No it IS a 2.5" drive fitted into a 3.5" carrier !

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it is too tall to fit in anything other than the 17" macbook pro, it is 10000rpm not 1000rpm, it is very noisy, it uses far more power than a normal laptop drive and it creates so much heat that it needs that massive heat sink. Also if you remove the heat sink you void the warranty.

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ok thanks so whats the fastest out there?
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ok thanks so whats the fastest out there?
Probably one of the 200Gb 7200rpm drives, my macbook pro has a Hitachi but there are also similar drives from seagate and poss samsung.

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yeah well thats what i mean, its not technically a 3.5" HDD but it needs a 3.5" enclosure..
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you want something fast with a lot of storage find one of these.. 7200 320GB with freefall sensor. just put the model number in google and search for one.. cheapest i have found was $182

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you want something fast with a lot of storage find one of these.. 7200 320GB with freefall sensor. just put the model number in google and search for one.. cheapest i have found was $182
looks good but still after more speed might have to wait till ssd or something
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