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    Upgrading hard drive on macbook pro 15 inch.

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    Upgrading hard drive on macbook pro 15 inch.
    So I am thinking about upgrading to 500 gigs or 1TB (when it comes out), just wondering how complicated it is to change out. Also what is a good brand for reliability?

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    Upgrading hard drive on macbook pro 15 inch.

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    Brand is really a preference, I personally like Western Digital.
    iFixit.com - Replacing the Harddrive - This will very by model... this guide is only for mine.

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    Upgrading hard drive on macbook pro 15 inch.
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    Also, when selecting a hard drive, make sure it's 7200RPM. It makes a significant difference in performance!
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    Upgrading hard drive on macbook pro 15 inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulreaver99 View Post
    Also, when selecting a hard drive, make sure it's 7200RPM. It makes a significant difference in performance!
    But at the same time decreases battery life, and generates more heat.

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    Upgrading hard drive on macbook pro 15 inch.

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    Does my computer support a 3gbps hard drive, in "about this computer" it says i currently have a 200gig fujitsu running at 1.5 gbps

    also does WD have the accelerometer support like fujitsu so if you move your computer it lifts the heads?

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    Upgrading hard drive on macbook pro 15 inch.

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    The 3GBPS SATA2 drive's are backwards compatible with SATA1. Without knowing more on your MBP, it would be hard to tell you if it will run at SATA2 speeds.

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