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March 15, 2011 2:14:18 AM

Why did not Apple when they came out with the new MBP line 2011 install ssd instead of using the same conventional hdd inside again?

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March 15, 2011 2:25:56 AM

They seem to use hardware from 2 gen ago. I'm sure it is an expensive option to get a ssd drive.
March 16, 2011 2:16:25 AM

Is it not about time they start to change their concepts and put in a better HD not one that chirps and people have problems with. They are an advanced computer company.Start doing the right thing and get rid of these obsolete concepts!
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March 19, 2011 8:26:40 AM

I'm currently using a new MBP with the 500Gig drive, an SSD of the same size would have doubled the cost of the machine; the (obvious) alternative would have been a hybrid, unfortunately there are "issues" with using hybrids on MBPs (Seagate are currently investigating); when the "issues" have been fixed I'll definitely be doing a hard drive swap.
March 19, 2011 1:28:08 PM

You mention they are having trouble with the hybrid models what is happening with them? thanks
March 19, 2011 6:04:47 PM

From what I understand, some MBP owners who have replaced the standard hard drive for a Hybrid have reported the machine stalls every 15-20 minutes; Seagate (to their credit) have created debug firmware and made it available to a (restricted) number of users to help trace the problems, there are a couple of posts over on Seagate's Blog.
March 20, 2011 2:26:23 AM

Thanks for the input on this.I was contemplating on buying one eventually but, after this no way jose!
March 20, 2011 5:41:17 AM

Seagate appear to be doing all they can to address the issues, I have no doubt it'll be sorted sooner rather than later; I'll definately be replacing my MBP conventional drive for a Hybrid as soon as the problems are sorted.

That is unless someone comes up with a similarly priced 500Gig SSD...OK, just dreaming!
March 21, 2011 2:26:42 AM

Can't hurt to dream.Maybe one day it will materialize and your wish will be granted.
March 27, 2011 3:00:27 AM

christop said:
They seem to use hardware from 2 gen ago. I'm sure it is an expensive option to get a ssd drive.
They use it with the new MBA now why not with the MBP now?
April 9, 2011 4:39:48 AM

Is Seagate a decent brand compared to OCZ or say Hitachi or Toshiba?thanks
April 9, 2011 5:40:26 AM

Seagates are OK but given a choice I'd rather have WD, unfortunately WD don't make Hybrids and I can't afford a 500Gig SSD.
April 10, 2011 1:45:59 AM

Why are these SSD so expensive to begin with?Are not hybrids any good to use? Thanks
April 10, 2011 6:04:33 AM

They are expensive because the hardware is expensive to make.
April 12, 2011 2:56:53 AM

Good answer. Thanks.What are they composed of to make it so expensive?