I'm in the process of upgrading my 15" macbook pro hard drive. I got the macbook pro back in 2006 and it's just now that I'm experiencing some hard drive problems which leads me to believe that my hard drive may be fried. I tried everything, but it just won't start up normally...the blue screen of death is always on, and sometimes I even get the file with the "?".
Instead of purchasing a new macbook, I was thinking of just replacing the hard drive. Does anyone know of any good hard drives out there that are good replacements for the 15" macbook pro? I've read a thread here saying that the macbook pro can support 500gb for a new internal hard drive. I've researched online and old posts on boards talk about Western Digital My Passport 320gb hard drives being the best, but I can't find this where I live in Vancouver.
I found a place in Burnaby that has this hard drive: Apple Drive Module for Mac Pro - 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s and the apple site reviews seem varied. The place I found it in also should be able to install it for me...but before I do just that I wanted an opinion on the hard drive itself.
I Just put this 7200.3 Seagate HD in my 15 MBP. The bump in speed from 5400 rpm to 7200 rpm is noticeable. And you cant beat the price at $109.00 I ordered it from memory express online and it arrived in 3 days.