Apple :: Hard Drive Swap 5400-7200

Jan 28, 2009

How hard is a HD swap on a Macbook PRO? Part of my whole conversion of the MBPRO to a "desktop" includes a display, keyboard, mouse...and I'd like a 7200 RPM drive....anyone done this? What's involved? What did you do with the old drive? I'm not interested in transferring data...I don't have barely anything saved on it which makes it easy.

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Apple :: 7200 RPM Vs 5400 RPM In New 15" MBP

Jun 20, 2009

I just ordered the new 2.66Ghz 15" UMBP. I just realized after it has shipped from Shanghai, that I forgot to upgrade the HDD from 320GB 5400RPM to 320GB to 7200RPM.

Will this make much of a difference in terms of performance? Are there any advantages to having the 5400RPM drive?

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Dell :: 7200 Rpm Or 5400 Rpm?

Feb 5, 2009

I ordered my xps 1530 with 320GB SATA hard drive 7200 rpm. I found the western digital website a tad confusing regarding this issue, hoping someone can help me out here.

device manager lists it as: WDC WD3200BEVT-75ZCT2

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Dell :: 500 GB 5400 RPM Or 320 GB 7200 RPM

Jul 9, 2009

For the SXPS 16,

They're Western Digital.

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Acer :: Upgrading From 5400 To 7200

Apr 18, 2010

While waiting for my new GPU to arrive from Hong Kong, I've been looking at other components on my Acer 9920G.

I currently have two 250GB hard drives (no other details in the manual) I know they are 5400 rpm and wonder if the improvement in performance of a 7200 is worth the cost?

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Dell :: 250GB 5400 Or 160GB 7200 HD Which One

May 11, 2008

I was currently deciding on 2 particular configurations for a 1530
one with 250g 5400 hd and the other 160g 7200 hd.
the 200GB 7200 is on back order 10days +

other specs:

Intel T8300
160GB 7200 RPM or 250GB 5400 RPM Harddrive
GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB DDR-2
Intel Next-Gen Wireless
LCD TrueLife TFT 1680x1050

Does any one have the 250HD how does it perform? same with the 160hd?
which do you guys think is the better choice?

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Dell :: New Hd For The 1710, 5400 Rpm Or 7200 500GB

Jul 18, 2009

Thinking of more storage on a 1710 with 100GB,

Choice is Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500 GB

5400 rpm or Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500 GB 2,5 S-ATA 7200rpm. Is the speed noticable on these two

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Dell :: If I Get A Xps16, Should I Get A 500GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive Or A 256 GB SSD

Jul 5, 2009

I already posted this in the "what notebook should I buy?" forum however, I apologize, and I realize it belongs here.

What is most important for me which ever one causes less heat.

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Apple :: Hard Drive Swap - PowerBook G4 1.5GHz 12" To 17"

Dec 3, 2009

I have a PowerBook G4 1.5GHz 12" DVI Titanium which is now from what I can tell has a busted board. I have some sensitive material on my hard drive and I would prefer not to take it to a repair store for privacy. I would also like to go a little bigger. So the only thing I could come up with is to purchase a 17 or 15" G4 Powerbook Titanium and swap the hard drive. My question to all of you is if the 12" and the others of the same class are using the same hardrive. Will I many any complications in trying, is it even cross compatible. Am I going through too much trouble entirely? does anyone have any better suggestions? if I have a shop swap it for me can they even access the contents of my hard drive with out the password.

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Dell :: 1530 With 7200 Rpm Hard Drive?

Jan 22, 2009

Is it possible to get the 1530 with the 320GB 7200rpm hard drive as opposed to the 5400? Months ago on the dell site they had the choice between the two. And now...not. ???

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Dell :: Swap My Hard Drive From My Old Inspiron 1150?

Feb 6, 2009

What models would allow me to swap my hard drive from my old inspiron 1150 to it?

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Sony :: Is It Possible To Swap Out SSD With Standard 2.5" Hard Drive In The Z

Mar 20, 2010

Is it possible to swap out SSD with standard 2.5" hard drive in the Vaio Z if it's configured with the optical drive + 128gb SSD?

I'm thinking of putting in a 640gb or 500gb. I know the Japan models can do this but they also get 1080p which we don't have as a CTO option

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Apple :: 7200 Rpm Laptop Drive Vibration

Jan 31, 2009

I was wondering if any apple owners could post if they are using a 7200 rpm drive in their macbook. Does the new aluminum unibody experience vibration from this drive or is it ok. I suppose the macbook pro would also fall under this since its also aluminum.

Im looking for a faster drive but im afraid the whole macbook will shake like crazy spinning up and down.

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Dell :: Largest 7200 Rpm Drive (that Will Fit In An Inspiron 1520) ?

May 1, 2010

It seems they top out at 500 gb. Although I saw there is a 640 gb drive called the Samsung Spinpoint MP4 that is supposed to be out, but I can't find anywhere to buy it yet.

There are other larger drives, but they are only 5400 rpm.

My 320 gb laptop internal drive which came with my Dell finally crashed completely, blue screen, and all tests regarding the drive say 'fail', so I guess it's time to buy a new was 5400 and I should upgrade to 7200 anyway....

Fortunately everything is backed up.

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HP/Compaq :: Hp Dv6 2154 CA And Upgrade To 7200 Rpm Drive + Mobo

Jan 27, 2010

i have a HP dv6 2154CA, it has a quad processor, 4g of ddr3 ram, 1 g nvidia 230 M and a 640gb 5400 rpm hdd

i just bought the comp and I wanted to buy a 7200 rpm HDD for the comp as rite now the hdd is the only bottleneck..

However I am unable to find out anything about the mother board of this particular comp and HP support says I can't install a 7200 rpm drive on this computer!

now i have seen plenty of dv6 comps on hp's site with a 7200 rpm drive but they have a diff cpu or the mobo is diff.

I just want to know if I can swap my hdd for a 7200 rpm drive? please help me, please let me know if there is any other info that is required.

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Apple :: MBP 13 - New Hard Drive

Nov 19, 2009

Planning to upgrade the HDD of my new MBP 13 incher.

a good/ reliable laptop hard drive?

Also does a 7200 rpm hard drive improve speed and reduce battery life (i saw some ppl complaining) ? Just wondering whether to shop for a 5400 or 7200 rpm.

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Apple :: 13" MBP - Slowdown - SSD Or 7200

May 7, 2010

Before I even get into that ... How does one rename an application on OS X?

I just installed MATLAB R2009b. OS X insists on calling it "MATLAB_R2009b" and I don't like having the underscore character in my application names ... I tried going to the Applications folder and renaming it there but when I tried to start it up aftre doing that ... It would quit on itself. Help?

Anyhow, about the slowdown, I think it's from some uninstalls that I made recently ... I also just installed CS4. Anyway, how do I ensure that uninstalled applications didn't leave clutter behind ... How can I get rid of said clutter?

I'm getting into some serious photography now and it's become apparent I will be using CS4 for HDR. if the files I'm going to be editting are 10 MP ... I expect them to be huge on the disk ... I'm sure the 5400 rpm won't hold up.

The question now remains ... SSD or 7200 rpm HDD? Cost is a factor, space is a factor, performance is a factor.

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Apple :: 13" Macbook Pro 7200 RPM HDD

Jul 12, 2009

Pending my purchase of the new MBP this Wednesday, I bought a 320GB WD Scorpio 7200 RPM HDD to replace the OEM 160GB 5400RPM. Will I experience any problems? Ive been hearing of people experiencing vibrations and loudness compared to the OEM, but only from the Seagate 7200.4 one. Im on my dad's MBP (2.53, 9400M) and its dead silent all the time. He has a 250GB 5400RPM. I have a 128GB Patriot SSD but want more storage and speed so I opted for the 320GB. What should I do?

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Apple :: Installing OS X On New Hard Drive

Jan 11, 2009

My Macbook is coming in tomorrow, but I've already got a new hard drive that I'm planning to install on it. How do I install the OS onto the new drive? Do I just assemble the new drive in and put the CD that comes with the Macbook in and it'll do everything for me?

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Apple :: Hard Drive For Lenovo To MBP 13

Mar 31, 2010

i recently bought a macbook pro 13in. I bought this to replace my lenovo t400. On my lenovo i have the st9160411as hard drive which is a 7200rpm drive. Do you think i can just swap the drives between both laptops, the mac HD to the lenovo and the lenovo HD (st9160411as) to the MBP? I am not sure what the compatability is.

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Apple :: External Hard Drive For My MBP

Feb 23, 2009

i want to purchase a external hard drive for my macbook pro that i just purchased. But i do want it to be something like a "Western Digital My Passport" Series (as in a 2.5" or smaller so that it is very portable). I am also interested in getting it with a Firewire 800 port - which is where the problem i am having on finding what i want.

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Apple :: What Hard Drive Do You Have In Your Macbook/MBP

Aug 11, 2009

I have the stock 250gb Fujitsu MJA2250BH. It clicks a little and I can hear it working at times, but I suppose it's decent. I'm still going to upgrade to a faster one sometime.

What do you have? You happy with it? Does it make a lot of noise/vibration/etc.?

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Apple :: Upgrade New MBP Hard Drive

Apr 8, 2009

I was reading the switchers' guide and saw that upgrading the HD in my new (Apple refurb store, actually) 15" LED MBP 2.4ghz 8600gt model will void the warranty, and an Apple store tech must do it.

I'm cheap, illustrated well by me buying a refurb MBP for $1350 after waiting for a couple years to pounce on one. Being cheap, I was thinking of purchasing a 320gb HD for the MBP for like $65 off Newegg, and having the Apple store pop it in for me so my 1-year warranty will remain intact.

Does the Apple store charge for this service if they are installing an HD I am bringing in? If I purchase an upgrade HD from the Apple store themselves, will they provide the service free or at a discount?

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Apple :: Replacing Hard Drive On MacBook Air

Mar 10, 2009

I had two questions about replacing the hard drive on the 1st generation (rev A) MacBook Air (with the 80GB hard drive):

1. I believe I read somewhere that it uses a not-so-common connector/interface. So, does anyone know where you can get the type of hard drive the rev. A MacBook Air takes?

2. Has anyone ever done this? Is it hard to get inside the case? Hard to swap out the drive?

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Apple :: UMBP 13' Owners -hard Drive

Oct 7, 2009

I heard a very soft click maybe once every 20-30 seconds or so.

I'm running the 160gb 5400 rpm stock hard drive on the late 2009 uMBP.

Not sure if this is normal or not so if you fellow NBRers of the Mac subforum.

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Apple :: Bootcamp - Partitioning Hard Drive

May 17, 2009

I have a Windows XP I want to install, and I'm reading the walkthrough for partitioning my hard drive, but it says that I cant use XP if it doesnt have SP2! I have the XP with SP1a on it. So I cant use that right? Or am I a little off on my thinking here?

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Apple :: MBP 2010 Hard Drive Click

May 21, 2010

I just got a MacBook Pro 13 in and noticed that when I'm using it but then get up to move somewhere else, it makes a clicking sound as I lift up from my lap. Is this normal? Maybe the hard drive is preparing to move or something?

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Apple :: Selecting Macbook Pro Hard Drive

Jun 2, 2009

I have a 2.2GHz 15" Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro with the factory 120GB hard drive. I want to upgrade the hard drive in the near future and have a couple questions:

1. Is there a size limit? (memory)

2. I hear that 7200RPM can be loud and/or cause vibration. Have any of you guys experienced this?

3. Is it SATA or ATA? What's the difference?

4. I noticed some are 16MB and some are 8MB. Does it really make a difference?

6. What's the best place to buy online?

5. These are some of the hard drives that I was looking at: [url]

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Apple :: External Hard Drive For Macbook

May 20, 2009

can I get any external hard drive for my Macbook? Because I see ads for external hard drives for Macs, as if they're specially designed and made for Macs. Is that legit, or can I buy any one I want?

And while we're on the subject - any suggestions as to which one is the best (fastest, most reliable, etc.)?

I'm looking at getting a 1TB external.

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Apple :: MBP - Way To Run A Check Up On Hard Drive And Software

Apr 2, 2009

I recently had some problems with my MBP...


I have the 17 inch MacBook pro...just got it yesterday.

Right now, it will not boot passed the white screen with the apple logo.

I inserted the OSX CD and booted from the CD by holding C... now I guess I'm installing OSX onto the HD again to see what happens.

This problem occurred after my thumb drive was acting up. When I put in the thumb drive, and then start transferring files into the thumb drive... the little progress window would freeze up. I could not force quit, as you can't force quit "Finder" for whatever reason. So I had to do a restart by holding down the power key. Again, same thing happened and I had to do the power key reset...

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