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Can I install a 7200 rpm 640gb into a mapbook pro 13" late 2009
are there any problems and will it take away battery life?
Mapbook Pro 13" Late 2009 2.26 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (57,665 points)
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    Mar 29, 2010 2:23 PM (in response to rsqmike)
    Can I install a 7200 rpm 640gb into a mapbook pro 13" late 2009


    Yes

    are there any problems


    There's always a chance of problems with any electronic device.

    will it take away battery life?


    Probably not.
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  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    Mar 29, 2010 2:37 PM (in response to rsqmike)
    Can I install a 7200 rpm 640gb into a mapbook pro 13" late 2009...?


    I think not, because there aren't any such drives. If there were any, you could. The only current 640GB 2.5" notebook drive I know of runs at 5400RPM:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136459

    Western Digital also makes a 750GB and a 1TB drive for notebook use, but they run at 5200 RPM.

    There are higher-speed (10,000 and 15,000 RPM) 2.5" drives designed for use in blade servers and other enterprise applications, but they aren't suitable for use in notebooks: they're too hot and perhaps too noisy and energy-hungry.
    15" UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTouch 32G, scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers
  • iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
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    Mar 29, 2010 3:16 PM (in response to rsqmike)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions

    +Can I install a 7200 rpm 640gb into a mapbook pro 13" late 2009+
    +are there any problems and will it take away battery life?+

    You can install a 500GB 7200rpm - test results show that the Seagate 500GB / 7200 actually uses slightly less battery than the 5200 !

    2.4 Ghz 15" 4GB RAM 500GB/7200 Unibody MBP; iPods, iPhones, AppleTV, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Assorted other Mac's and PC's running OSX, Linux, WinXP, Win7
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:08 PM (in response to rsqmike)
    You asked about a 640GB 7200. There aren't any, on that page or anywhere else.
    15" UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTouch 32G, scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers
  • iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:43 PM (in response to rsqmike)
    If you're looking at larger than 500GB be sure to check the actual drive height dimensions and that it will fit into your 13" casing - I think the WD 750GB might but I'm sure the 1TB won't.

    2.4 Ghz 15" 4GB RAM 500GB/7200 Unibody MBP; iPods, iPhones, AppleTV, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Assorted other Mac's and PC's running OSX, Linux, WinXP, Win7
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    Mar 29, 2010 4:53 PM (in response to iVmichael)
    OWC advertises the 1TB drive as fitting all unibody MBPs:

    Fits all Apple MacBook/MacBook Pro 'Unibody' Models (13/15/17")
    15" UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTouch 32G, scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers

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