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    new hard drive reccomendations
    Hello fellow members. I'm new here. Today I had my Macbook Pro 2.2 Ghz diagnosed at an apple store as having a "failing hard drive".

    I quickly bought an external and backed up all of my data.

    My plan is to get a new internal HD and install it myself. (i did this some years back on my original titanium 400 mghz powerbook G4... which im still proud to say is running well today nearly 9 years after i bought it!!)

    Anyway, I can't seem to find any information on which drive I should get for my Macbook Pro 2.2 ghz. Any recommendations?

    Advice would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks all!!

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    2.5" SATA2 is the form factor you would need.

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    Thanks! I'll check into those... any recs on brand type?

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    Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba are all decent IMHO. Some folks feel pretty strongly about particular brands. I've had HDD's from all of the above and others that have been flawless, and others that were duds. I'm currently running mostly Seagate Momentus 7200 rpms in my systems which are very impressive. I also recently installed a Super Talent 128GB SSD in my MacBook Pro and am loving it. Once you go SSD, it's hard to go back - like DSL and dial up.
    Good luck, and welcome to Mac-Forums!
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    Sorry for the ignorance... but what does SSD mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007Mac View Post
    Sorry for the ignorance... but what does SSD mean?
    Solid State Drive.

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    You should also check the speed.

    The newer Macs, like my MBP, use a 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive, while older ones, like my MB, use a 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive.

    Double check the speed in System Profiler -> "Serial-ATA"

    MB | Mid-2007 | 13-inch | 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo | 2GB DDR2 | 120GB HDD | GMA 950 | White
    MBP | Late-2008 | 15-inch | 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB DDR3 | 250GB HDD | 9400M + 9600M GT w/ 256MB GDDR3 | Unibody

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    iFixit: iPod, iBook, & PowerBook Parts and Accessories will give you all the details. I upgraded mine from 200 Gb to 500 Gb with no problems at all.

    To be honest, whilst I chose Scorpio Blue, I don't think there's a bad drive out there.

    Post back if you don't get what you need.
    Mac Junkie
    - MacBook Pro 2.4, 500Gb, 4Gb
    - MacBook Air (wife's), - iPad 2 64Gb
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    Hi again all... ok so i checked my system profiler... i have a 2.2 ghz duo core... the current serial ata speed is 1.5GB... does that mean i should stay with a 1.5 GB or can i upgrade this to 3GB also? Lastly, would getting a 7200rpm drive increase the possibility of overheating? I think that should cover it in the way of questions! THanks so much everyone for your input and help!!!! T'is very much needed!!

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