918 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2009 10:24 AM by datar
The 7200 rpm drive will provide some performance enhancement, certainly. Impact on battery life and heat are minimal. FYI, Seagate makes a 500 GB 7200 rpm drive that will fit. Get a drive without in internal accelerometer (different mfgrs call it different things, Seagate calls it 'G-force'). The MBP has it's own internal accelerometer (sudden motion sensor), so you don't need/want one in the drive.
Thank you for the quick reply neuroanatomist!
I was actually lokking at this harddisk: SEAGATE MOMENTUS 7200.4 500GB 7200RPM 2.5# S-ATA/300.
I hope this should fit well in my Macbook Pro 13"?
That's the one I was referring to - you want model ST9500420AS (no G on the end). It will fit in the 13" MBP (but it will only run at SATA-I speed, 1.5 Gbps, not SATA-II, 3.0 Gbps, since the 13" MBP is SATA-I).
Instructions for DIY HDD swap are on p. 37 of the manual: