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Old 02-21-11, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Upgrading my MBP Hard Drive

Got some extra cash to spend lately, decided to get a Seagate Momentus XT 500GB HDD:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_os_product

Should be here on Wednesday. I'm going to clone my current hard drive over to it and let it ride, hopefully there won't be any issues. I've had pretty good luck with cloning hard drives so I'm not worried about it. Time Machine ftw.

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Old 02-21-11, 11:11 AM   #2
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Those drives are interesting. Once they fix the issues I will definitely look into one.
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Old 02-21-11, 11:34 AM   #3
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I absolutely love mine in my mac. SD24 fixed lots of problems. you will love it.
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Old 02-21-11, 11:34 AM   #4
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I've been using one as my OS drive on my main PC for a few months now. I have not had any issues with it. It's a pretty snappy drive and scored a WEI equal to my previous Raptors.
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stopped buying seagate drives a while ago, still have few that work, but will be replacing them with samsung or hitachi in near future.
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That's probably a bad idea with the current Firmware, especially for Mac users:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/20/m...-working-to-f/
I've been reading about that all day, half of the reviews saying it's awesome and the other half have the chirping and no spin down issues, but I don't regret my purchase. We will have to see how it acts when I get it in the MBP. Seagate seems to be staying active in their forums and they are actually working on a fix, not just saying screw you to the customers.

Again, we will just have to see.

I debated between this and a RAM upgrade (to 8GB) but that will happen in a few months.

I'm going to use Super Duper to clone my current drive just to make sure. Don't want to have to start from scratch if I don't have to, ya know?
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Old 02-22-11, 10:17 AM   #7
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Drive should be here today. I've decided to do a fresh install instead of a clone. Ill post when I get done and let you guys know how it is.
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Old 02-22-11, 05:33 PM   #8
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Just got the hard drive in, got it installed and just started my restore from my Time Machine backups. I totally didn't know I could just restore my system from my last backup, so if everything is there and works, I'll be freakin stoked. Only 1.5 hours to go and we'll see how it does.

On the hard drive, it came with SD23 firmware. No noises and really nothing different than the old 5400RPM drive so far. I'm excited to see how this restore works out though.
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Old 02-22-11, 07:10 PM   #9
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So how'd it go?
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Old 02-22-11, 07:19 PM   #10
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Looks like the Time Machine restore failed. It rebooted and went to the grey Apple screen, but stayed there for 10 minutes . . . and stayed some more. Just started a fresh installation. Oh well, once the OS starts up for the first time, I can restore my docs, pics, etc from my backups. Just would've been cool to have worked the easy way eh?
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Old 02-22-11, 07:50 PM   #11
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I've got about 45 more minutes until all of my documents, pictures, etc are restored from my Time Machine backups. If only USB 2 were faster . . .
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Old 02-22-11, 09:07 PM   #12
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Restore from Time Machine is complete and everything is exactly like it was. About to try some apps out, my Win7 VM, etc. I'll report later.
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