MacBook Pro :: Does The Hitachi 7K500 Have A G Sensor?

Mar 29, 2010

I currently have the seagate 7200.4 500gb but i noticed my load cycle count is already at 8000 after only 3 weeks of use. So I think Im going with the hitachi 7k500. if this has the g sensor built in? if so does this interfere with my macbooks g sensor?

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MacBook :: Hitachi 7K500 Have A G Sensor?

Mar 28, 2010

My friend is stuck on this drive .

But he asked me to find out if it had the G sensor or not. Obviously Macs have there own sensor so he wants to get one without the sensor so it doesnt interfere.

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MacBook :: Hitachi 7k500 Versus Seagate 7200.4

Apr 5, 2010

Ok so recently I got a 500gb seagate 7200.4 and I loved it except for my high load cycle count. So I exchanged it for the hitachi. Now with this hitachi I am also experiencing high load cycle counts, more power consumption than my seagate and it's louder. Except the seagate did have a faint clicking sound while booting up where the hitachi doesn't. My seagate also seemed a bit faster.

Can someone sway me to either stick with the hitachi or go back to the seagate based on your own thougts and experiences as well as my input.

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MacBook Pro :: Seagate Momentus XT Vs Hitachi Travelstar 7K500

Aug 1, 2010

15" i7 macbook pro to arrive, and I'm looking at which 7200 rpm hard drive to buy to replace the 5400 rpm one with.I've narrowed it down to the Seagate momentus xt and the Hitachi Travelstar 7k500.Not only speed is important, because from what I've read the Seagate is a bit faster. But what i'm more worried about is noise, vibrations, heat and battery life.

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MacBook Pro :: Does Hitachi 7k500 500GB 7200 RPM Drive Have Head Parking?

Dec 20, 2009

I just installed it in my late 2008 uMBP. It's SUPER fast! Best upgrade ever.

Does anyone know if this drive has head parking (or whatever they call it)? Should I disable the SMS in the MBP?

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MacBook Pro :: Upgraded HDD To Hitachi 7k500 7200rpm Annoying Noise/vibration Levels?

Oct 3, 2010

A couple days ago I upgraded my mid 2010 MBP 13 stock hdd(Hitachi 5400rpm 250gb) to a new one (Hitachi 7200rpm 500gb 7k500). I am still amazed by how much faster and more responsive system has gone.

Some change in noise/vibration was expected, but now I am starting to get a bit annoyed by vibration and HDD noise.

Vibration gets on my nerves- the levels are nowhere high, but there was no vibration in my stock HDD. In addition, the noise of the system on idle has roughly doubled- both fan and HDD are humming at the same level.

The system is still very quiet, but I could not help noticing it anyway. Is this normal?

I tried replacing the old HDD and found out that the problems were not present with it (=I am not likely to have made some awful mistakes putting the hard drive in).

Then I tried tightening all the screws as hard as possible and putting some rubberized washers on the corners of the HDD to ensure snuggly fit. All efforts rendered no change. Are there any other methods to reduce noise and vibration?

Furthermore, I still have one day to return the 7k500 without any loss. Should I get WD Scorpio Blue 500gb instead?

I have read user reports of similar problems with WD SB 640gb drives as well. Since these drives are essentially the same, I would expect similar problems with 500gb as well.

P.S. Is there any chance that the stock HDD is slightly "downclocked" by Apple? It does vibrate a lot inside external cradle. Furthermore, I tested a couple laptops in the local Apple store. Both MBP 15" and MBP 17" where equipped with 500gb 5400rpm drives.

However, MBP 17" was vibrating much more than the MBP 15" (maybe MBP 17 HDD runs at its native speed to increase the performance. The increased size of 17" makes the vibration effects less annoying).

The stock HDD vibrates just like the current one until after 1-2s after the power button is pressed- as if some sort of regulation kicks in after that point.

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MacBook :: Hitatchi 7k500 Temp Monitor In White Unibody

Mar 11, 2010

I recently installed the Hitatchi 7k500 in my new White Unibody. Istat pro is showing a HD bay temp of 25 degrees C. When I had the original 250gb HD in, istat showed a HD bay temp and a HD temp. Now I only have a HD bay temp.

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MacBook Pro :: Travelstar 7k500 Makes Noise In Vertical Position?

Apr 3, 2010

I recently replaced the hdd in my 13" MBP with a travelstar 7k500. It's fantastic: quiet, cool, fast, energy efficient. Really happy.

However, I did noticed yesterday when I was moving my laptop with the body at an 80 degree angle to the floor that the drive makes a strange noise that I haven't heard in other drives. It sounds almost strained. it's only at that angle - if it's completely vertical the drive is silent again.

I doubt this is anything to worry about, but I'm curious what is actually happening and whether there is something I can do about it? Anybody else with this drive have the same experience?

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MacBook :: Hitachi Travelstar H2IK5001672SP

Aug 24, 2010

I'm looking to replace my Hard Drive in my 2.4 Unibody Macbook and stumbled across this Hitachi drive on Newegg. I've read great reviews for the Travelstar 7k500 in Macbooks and other Hitachi drives, however the 7K500 isn't available on Newegg anymore.

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MacBook Pro :: Using Mid-09 UMBP With Hitachi 7200 Drives?

Jan 21, 2010

I've read all the horror stories about how the mid-09 MBP hard drive firmware update and non-Apple 7200 RPM HDDs don't get along. Most of these seem to be related to the use of a SATA 3.0 drive (which shouldn't matter, since mechanical hard drives can't even make use of the full SATA 1.5, but I digress).

I'm about to buy a new Mac, and, even though the Macbook, which doesn't seem to have these problems, would suit my needs just fine (my camcorder is USB and my digital cameras both use CF), I might spring for the MBP anyway (likely to get the additional 2" of screen space on the low-end 15", which has the closest resolution to what I am used to on my outgoing T60).

Obviously, I could pay Apple to upgrade to one of their 7200 RPM drives, assuming I get the 15". But that seems silly, since I can buy, for less than $100 (i.e., half the upgrade cost from Apple, plus I keep the old drive), a Hitachi Travelstar 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0 drive. My questions are:

1) Has anybody successfully upgraded to such a drive (or its 320 GB little brother, which is otherwise speced the same) in a mid-2009 MBP?

2) If so, did you have to downgrade the firmware as suggested in these forums?

3) If so, did you have to "tweak" the drive in any fashion to make it work?

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MacBook Pro :: Looking To Get One Or A Hitachi 500GB 7200 16MB Cache?

Nov 11, 2010

Anyone here have one and truly love it, I was watching some video on Tiger Direct where they put it to a test with a 7200 RPM, SSD, and 10K Drive and the Hybrid HDD was right behind the SSD.

Looking to get one or a Hitachi 500GB 7200 16MB Cache?

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MacBook :: Can't Install New Hitachi 500gb Hard Drive

Apr 25, 2012

I just installed a new Hitachi 500gb that replaced my old Hitachi 120gb. My hard drive was replaced about 1 1/2 years ago at the apple store. Now that it has died i was told to order a new hard drive less than 1 terribite (i know it's misspelled). I replaced it and pressed alt at boot and the disc appeared and I clicked it...selected ENGLISH and then went next...was ask to select where do i want this to info installed but it had nothing for me to select. it's obvious it's not recognizing my new hard drive. I can't go any further. Then when I select installer from the menu and select start up disc it shows an X on my MAC OX S installation disc 1??Could this be because when they gave me a new hard drive they used their discs...I don't know... I really don't wanna go BACK to the MAC store..

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MacBook Pro :: Feature Tool Makes My Hitachi HDD Quiet As Dead

Nov 28, 2010

recently I upgraded the HDD of my macbook pro 13"(2009) to a Hitachi 7200RPM 500GB(7K500), it generates clicking noise and the Load_Cycle_Count attribute increases too fast, which has a 600000 limit. I searched on the forum, and saw many people have the same problem, someone suggests LCC is not spin-up/spin-down but Start_Stop_Count is, which is NOT true for laptop, it is only true for desktop with Windows which do not care about power saving so the HDD seldom parks its head.

Today I went to my friends house who has a desktop PC which support SATA HDD, so I plugged my 2.5" HDD in straight away, and booted from Hitachi's Feature Tool(you can google it and find the address), then I was able to adjust the APM level. Here are two photos:

I made it 192, which is the lowest value within Active idle range as I usually use my MBP as a desktop replacement, so battery is not an issue.

Hope this can help people with Hitachi HDD who are annoyed by the clicking noise and worried about the shortened life of HDD.

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MacBook Pro :: Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM Compatible With 13" Unibody Or Not?

Apr 20, 2010

I ordered this drive then ended up reading something that is making me worry. can anyone tell me just straight up, if it is compatible with it or not?

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MacBook Air :: Exporting Pictures To Hitachi External Drive Using IPhoto?

Feb 9, 2012

How do I export pictures from Mac Book Air to a Hitachi external hard drive. I have used the export function from i-photo but it will not transfer. However, when I use the export function to put the pictures onto a 4g usb stick it works?

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MacBook Pro :: Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz: Compatible With Hitachi Travelstar 5400/7200 Rpm?

Apr 12, 2012

I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo with 2.26 GHz and will be upgrading both the RAM and hard drive. I've done a fair bit of research regarding which brand and have decided to go with the Hitachi Travelstar.

1) Is my Macbook Pro compatible with the Hitachi Travelstar? By this, I know the physical dimensions fit, but I'm actually wondering if there are any known problems in practice such as the dreaded EFI firmware issue or dropping the 3Gbps SATA to 1.5 speed issue, etc. I'm not sure if my specific Macbook Pro model is the same mid 2009 model that has all these problems so I just wanted to make sure. 

2) Assuming the Hitachi Travelstar is compatible, which model is better and why: the 7K500 or the 7K750. I'm especially interested in those who have personal experience of either of these (or both!)  

3) Should I buy the 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm version? Why? As of now, I'm trying to decide between 500 Gb, 640 Gb or 750 Gb (is there any difference to performance in regards of which size)? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz

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MacBook Pro :: Does The HDD Have Its Own Sensor?

Sep 14, 2010

I know the MBP has the motion sensor, im pretty sure this is built into the computer correct? and I know the stock hard drive had the option(cant quite remember but it had something to do with the motion) Does that option mean the HDD has the capability to stop due to motion using the MBP motion sensor or does the HDD have its own sensor?

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MacBook Pro :: MBP Motion Sensor For SSD?

Apr 29, 2010

I have ordered several new MBPs (5 with SSDs...) for my clients, but have a mechanical HDD for myself in my new MBP; I just thought about the motion sensor that locks mechanical HDD read heads on sudden acceleration, and realized that it is an OS feature... Has anyone that has a mid 2010 MBP and a SSD noticed HDD lock in sudden movement with a SSD?

You can simulate this 'lock' by moving the MacBook suddenly when playing content from the drive... Has anyone seen the drive cause playback to halt for 2-3 seconds while the SSD 'recovers'? If so, this needs to be fixed...

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MacBook Air :: Sudden Motion Sensor On SSD?

Feb 14, 2009

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Do the MBAs with a SSD still have a sudden motion sensor? I was trying to use smack book with my Rev A SSD, but the SMS is either broken or missing, trying to figure out which it is.

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MacBook Pro :: Sudden Motion Sensor With 2 HDs?

Jun 7, 2010

I've just installed a Crucial C300 256Gb in my Macbook Pro 17" and replaced the Superdrive with a Seagate 500Gb.

I'd like to disable the SMS for the SSD but keep it for the 2nd HD. Is there anyway to do this?

I believe the following is for all drives at once.

# to disable

sudo pmset -a sms 0

# to enable

sudo pmset -a sms 1

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MacBook :: Macbook - Thinkpad - Hitachi Minidrive

Dec 22, 2009

Got a hitachi 250gig minidrive. Would like to use it for the Macbook and a R52 thinkpad. What is the best way to format it. Its for pics and Open office documents. I'm running 10.4.11 and XP PRo

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MacBook Pro :: Sudden Motion Sensor Not Working?

Sep 19, 2010

I just dropped in a 1 TB drive into my 17" MacBook Pro and it seems like that the Sudden Motion Sensor doesn't work not. I do not hear the sound when it engages as I did with the stock 500 gig drive that was in there. My understanding is that the Sudden Motion Sensor was not built into the drive and it was built into the notebook itself. Shouldn't I still be hearing the drive stop when the Sudden Motion Sensor engages?

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MacBook Air :: No Sudden Motion Sensor For 2010?

Nov 22, 2010

Downloaded iAlertU and it turned out not to work.

I then found no sudden motion sensor present in the system profiler of new macbook air 13. Looks like we miss another quite cool feature.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Deactivate Seagate G-Force Sensor

Sep 7, 2009

A few weeks ago I purchased a Seagate Momentus ST9500420ASG. How can I deactivate the integrated G-Force Sensor? I am using a MacBook Pro 15", Mid 2009 with Mac OS X 10.6

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Water Sensor Locations?

Jan 20, 2010

Since Apple has started putting these water sensors on almost all of their devices now, I am pretty sure that the unibody MBPs have them too (on portions exposed to the external environment; not just on the logic board and internal chasis).

I was wondering if anyone knew where they were located out of curiosity.

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MacBook Pro :: Ambient Light Sensor Is Too Sensitive?

May 12, 2010

I've been using my mum's MPB C2D quite a bit, in anticipation of my own i5 arriving, and one thing that gets on my nerves is the ambient light sensor. It seems to be really sensitive, to the point where it will change the screen brightness when there has been no real changes in ambient light. If you move your hand over the sensor at the top of the screen, or even if someone walks past and casts a shadow it can change for a few seconds. Also, just moving the laptop around and the sensor changes the screen.

Obviously this setting can be turned off, but I'd like the feature if it wasn't so sensitive. Other than that, I love the MBP and can't wait for mine!

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MacBook Pro :: Ambient Light Sensor Not Working?

May 16, 2010

As of today, I noticed my ambient light sensor doesnt seem to work. I tried disabling and re-enabling it in system preferences, but that hasn't done the trick.

Is there some test I can do to see if it's working or not? I know it worked two days ago, because i took the i7 15" MBP outside and it automatically switched to max brightness. Today I took it outside and the brightness didn't switch at all and I couldn't see the screen it was so dark.

Since the last time it definitely worked, all I've done is install Windows 7 64-bit with Boot Camp and hooked up the MBP to an external 20" monitor with a minidisplay-DVI adapter.

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MacBook Pro :: Brightness Sensor Not Working Properly

Jun 14, 2010

I bought my first Mac computer last month, the 13" 2.4 variant. Loving it so far.I have lately noticed however that my ambient light sensor is not much of help. Before, after coming out of sleep I could notice the screen changing to accommodate for the room's light output. I could also put my hand over the sensor near the iSight and witness the brightness decrease in front of me.

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MacBook Pro :: How Can I Reduce The Motion Sensor's Sensitivity?

Aug 23, 2010

Been having this clicking sound on my 13"MBP lately. I was told it might be the motion sensor being too sensitive. Anybody know how to reduce this sensitivity?

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Jun 23, 2014

I've had this new '13 rMBP for a little over 2 weeks now, and I absolutely love it! One small problem though, the ambient light sensor seems to not be responding, at all???

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