Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to Csound1)
Thanks for the recommendation. Yes, I have sent a request for a recommendation. I just thought I would cover all the bases, though, since some vendors don't like to recommend one model that they sell over another (that they sell).
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 8:05 AM (in response to Richard Liu)
Check out OWC for a video of how your model's drive is upgraded. You can also use their filter system to see what drives are compatible with your computer and if you email a question they are pretty quick to answer. If you are in the US they are a great vendor to deal with.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to Richard Liu)
Richard Liu wrote:
I'm not in the US but have purchased from them before. I agree, they are good. I've never had problems with anything that I've purchased from them.
My son lives in London, he buys from OWC also.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 10:12 AM (in response to Richard Liu)
Regarding specific HDDs, I have 4 Seagate 750 GB 7200 rpm HHDs, one in my MBP and the others in OWC enclosures. They are all spinning, so far.
The 1TB HDD recommended by Csound 1 may not spin as fast, but it will give you essentially the same performance as the ones I have. You should consider that as an option.
A larger and faster drive may require more electrical resources, but that will be offset somewhat by the faster retrieval rate so that it is not used as much. I have discerned no difference in battery life (nor I have made any concerted effort to measure it).
Installation is very easy. You need a 00 Phillips and #6 Torx drivers and a large soft towel to put your MBP on.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to Richard Liu)
alternative to the sata drives...
i recently invested in a hybrid drive. I upgraded my harddrive to seagate momentus xt hybrid 750gb and wow am i amazed with the performance!!
I highly recommend!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to Richard Liu)
I thinking about that put in my Macbook PRO 6,1 Intel core duo i5/2,55MHz, 2T HD for storage (http://www.wdc.com/global/products/specs/?driveID=1088&language=1), but thickness is 15mm. Now I have 500GB and he is only 9mm. What is your opinion?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to Tomek-71)
This is from MacSale's website:
Only the MacBook White Unibody Late 2009 / Mid 2010, 13" or 15" MacBook Pro Unibody (2008-2012), and 17" MacBook Pro (2006-2011) models can accommodate a 12.5mm tall drive.
Check About This Mac and click on the More Info button. That will help indicate if your computer will accommodate the taller drive.