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Great replacement drive for MacBook Pro,
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This review is from: Hitachi HTS721010A9E630 Travelstar 7K1000 1000 GB Internal (Personal Computers)
Bought this drive to replace the 500GB Hitachi in my 2012 MacBook Pro.
This is faster by what appears to be a factor or 2. Probably not so in a proper bench test, but to the casual eye, Excel opens in half the time and some of my bigger spreadsheets open far quicker too.
This is a quiet drive when the laptop is on my lap - haven't put my ear next to it but why would I?
Can't say I notice any more heat from it either. In my last MBP I bought a 7200rpm drive and that too speeded up my computer, but I did notice the fans being on a lot. Not so with this one.
Haven't done a startup test but I'm never around watching it start up anyway.
For general day to day use as my main drive, I'm very happy. Was considering the Seagate XT with the SSD combo which is more expensive. Read reviews on that and got conflicting advice. Can't say which is faster, but I CAN say that I don't care if the Seagate is faster because this is as fast as I need.
Haven't done any big tests like ripping or converting a movie, but as I wouldn't sit around watching that anyway, I don't really care if this drive can be beaten cos I bet it won't be beaten by much.
For general use, this is excellent and well worth the extra few pounds for a faster drive.