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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

WIll this hard drive work in my macbook pro?


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Hi,

I found this harddrive: Newegg.com - Seagate Momentus XT ST95005620AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s with NCQ Solid State Hybrid Drive -Bare Drive

On newegg and it looks pretty beast. I wanted to know if it will work with my macbook pro 13in late 2009 model.

And if you know if this drive will work in a ps3 "fat" let me know too. Thanks!!

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That particular drive has some pretty severe compatibility issues with OS X. One of our staff members, bobtomay struggled with it for quite awhile before giving up.

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Thank you very much!

Do you have any that you would reccommend that are 500gb and 7200rpm?

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Thank you very much!

Do you have any that you would reccommend that are 500gb and 7200rpm?
I have a Hitachi 7k500 (actually had one in my last MBP too) and I'm very pleased with it. Speedy, quiet, cool and cheap. I don't think you can beat it:

Newegg.com - HITACHI Travelstar 7K500 HTS725032A9A364 (0A72333) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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Ok thank you very much! Much cheaper than the one that I previously stated. Now for my old 250gb drive, would I just purchase an enclosure for it and I could use it as a backup drive? Or would I just keep it and now mess with any of the files?

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Yes an enclosure, and you can boot from it and clone to your new hard drive using SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner. Today one needs a back up of the operating system and important files. Your MacBook Pro have Firewire 800? Then look for a Firewire 800 case as this is much, much faster than USB.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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I have that drive in my 2011 MBP 15". I haven't had a single issue with it and i've had noticeable performance gains with the new HDD
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I have that drive in my 2011 MBP 15". I haven't had a single issue with it and i've had noticeable performance gains with the new HDD
Same here....no issues at all with the hybrid XT......

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I just looked at the forums and reviews on the seagate website. According to Seagate, downloading the newest firmware for it (sd 25 or something) fixes the problems. I think ill take my chances. The worst that can happen is that they give me my money back or a new one. I have an external hard drive so I can backup.

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