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    Macbook Pro Drive Upgrade - Seagate Savvio?

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    Macbook Pro Drive Upgrade - Seagate Savvio?
    Hey everyone.

    Is the Seagate Savvio 2.5 inch hard drive compatible with a 2010 MacBook Pro?

    One like this


    I want the most powerful drive available to me, without making the leap to SSD.

    I prefer speed over capacity; i have plenty external storage.

    Before I seen the Savvio, I was going to get this Seagate Momentus XT 750Gb


    What are people's views on this??

    Best,

    Jordan Craig

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    Macbook Pro Drive Upgrade - Seagate Savvio?
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    That's a lot of money for a 10,000 RPM drive. You may also want to get some user experience with that drive; specifically - how noisy is it? Is there excessive vibration? Also I just noticed something about it:

    Product Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 1.5 cm ; 204 g

    Your MacBook Pro hard drive cavity is designed for drives that are:

    2.5" (6.35 cm) wide and no thicker than 9.5 mm. The above drive is not suitable. However the Seagate Momentus should be OK.

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    Macbook Pro Drive Upgrade - Seagate Savvio?

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    Thanks very much for your input!

    Ahh dimensions. I didn't think about that. I just assumed a 2.5 drive would fit.

    So are the savvios designed more towards PC laptops?

    I'll stick with the Momentus then. It seems to be the fastest drive I can get without going into SSD territory...

    Jordan

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    Macbook Pro Drive Upgrade - Seagate Savvio?
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    The Savvio drives are great drives designed more for gaming rigs. Specifically something like the Alienware gaming rigs sold by Dell. Big bucks for those rigs, by the way.

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