You have a choice of 5400 or 7200 RPM drives. The ST2000DM001 is a 3.5" drive and cannot be installed in a MBP. Only notebook sized 2.5" drives can be used in a MBP. The Seagate XT Momentus drives are 7200 RPM drives.
Thanks for your help!
I got my Momentus XT 750 installed. I inserted the installer CD and hold down C to restart, but it cannot recognize my new hard disk.
A friend told me that I can install my Leopard via USB so I did and it worked except trackpad cannot click.
So I reconnect the Momentus directly to my MBP and it cannot be recognized again..
Can you please help?
Prior to reconnecting directly I saw the SMART status was not verified, does that matter? Because I installed Leopard in it and was running already..
Drive Preparation and Installation
1. Boot from your OS X Installer Disc. After the installer loads select your language and click on the Continue button. When the menu bar appears select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu.
2. After DU loads select your hard drive (this is the entry with the mfgr.'s ID and size) from the left side list. Note the SMART status of the drive in DU's status area. If it does not say "Verified" then the drive is failing or has failed and will need replacing. SMART info will not be reported on external drives. Otherwise, click on the Partition tab in the DU main window.
3. Under the Volume Scheme heading set the number of partitions from the drop down menu to one. Click on the Options button, set the partition scheme to GUID then click on the OK button. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Partition button and wait until the process has completed.
4. Select the volume you just created (this is the sub-entry under the drive entry) from the left side list. Click on the Erase tab in the DU main window.
5. Set the format type to Mac OS Extended (Journaled.) Click on the Security button, check the button for Zero Data and click on OK to return to the Erase window.
6. Click on the Erase button. The format process can take up to several hours depending upon the drive size.
7. Quit DU after formatting and return to the installer. Install Snow Leopard.
Booting From An OS X Installer Disc
1. Insert OS X Installer Disc into the optical drive.
2. Restart the computer.
3. Immediately after the chime press and hold down the "C" key.
4. Release the key when the spinning gear below the dark gray Apple logo appears.
5. Wait for installer to finish loading.
For your info, your Macbook can support up to 1TB HDD and 8GB RAM.
For the HDD, if you really put in 1TB , it will goes slow. Don't get 7200rpm for HDD , or else it will heat up quite fast.
For the RAM, you can install 1333Mhz, but it will works as 1066Mhz performance only. But, it's better that you can get 1066Mhz for it. * but it's hardly to find it