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500 GB 5400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drive

$74.95

Product code: IF107-060-1

Product Overview

Even before junk existed, storage containers have been used for stashing broken furniture, stockpiling newspapers, and holding 3-dimensional Tetris championships. Cram in the goods and games with our sizable 500 GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive today.

Compatibility

  • All MacBooks and MacBook Pros (excluding MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina)
  • All Intel Mac minis
  • All Sony PS3 and PS3 Slim consoles

Product Details

  • Interface: SATA 3.0 Gb/s
  • Speed: 5400 RPM
  • Dimensions: 2.5" (69.85mm) wide x .37" (9.5mm) tall
  • Capacity: 500 GB Unformatted
  • Cache: 8MB

  $74.95 Toshiba

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

3-year manufacturer warranty

Notes:

Model #: MQ01ABD050

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Replacement Guides

Mac Mini Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac mini Model A1176

Difficulty: Moderate

Mac mini Model A1283

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Easy

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Easy

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

Difficulty: Easy

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

Difficulty: Moderate

PlayStation 3

Difficulty: Moderate

PlayStation 3 Slim

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

Mac Mini Mid 2011
2 GHz (Quad i7, Mid 2011)
2.3 GHz (Dual i5, Mid 2011)
2.5 GHz (Dual i5, Mid 2011)
2.7 GHz (Dual i7, Mid 2011)
Mac mini Model A1176
1.5 GHz (Core Solo, A1176)
1.66 GHz (Core Duo, Early 2006)
1.66 GHz (Core Duo, Late 2006)
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2007)
1.83 GHz (Core Duo, Late 2006)
2 GHz (Core 2 Duo, A1176)
Mac mini Model A1283
2 GHz (Core 2 Duo, A1283)
2.26 GHz (A1283)
2.53 GHz (A1283)
2.66 GHz (A1283)
Mac mini Model A1347
2.4 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Core 2 Duo, Mid 2010)
MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2 GHz (Early 2009)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.13 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Model A1211
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
2.16 GHz (Core Duo)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011
2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2008 and Early 2009
2.4 GHz (Late 2008)
2.53 GHz (Late 2008)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Late 2008)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011
2.2 GHz (Late 2011)
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2009
2.66 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012
2.3 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.6 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.7 GHz (Mid 2012)
MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261
2.16 GHz (Core Duo)
2.33 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.5 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Penryn)
2.6 GHz (Santa Rosa)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
2.53 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Early 2011
2.2 GHz (Early 2011)
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.5 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)
MacBook Unibody Model A1342
2.26 GHz (A1342)
2.4 GHz (A1342)
PlayStation 3
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CECHB
CECHC
CECHE
CECHG
CECHH
CECHJ
CECHK
CECHL
CECHM
CECHP
CECHQ
PlayStation 3 Slim
CECH-20xx
CECH-21xx
CECH-25xx
 

Stories

My Problem

My wife loves her MacBook, even though it's 5+ years old. When the hard drive crashed, I offered to buy her a new MacBook Air, but she had other priorities for our budget. Opting for a $75 500GB replacement drive that I could restore via Time Machine seemed the best choice.

My Fix

Easy! I popped out the battery, used my IFIXIT toolkit to unplug the old drive, slipped the new drive into place, replaced the bracing "thingy bob", then popped the battery back. In "Safe Mode", I booted from the Apple disk utility CD, selected Disk utility, then restored from the TimeMachine G-drive which also formatted the new disk. My wife had neglected her backups for a few months, but her critical photos (many scanned from old family albums) were saved. After updating the software to current levels, she was good to go.

My Advice

Keep your TimeMachine current. The hardware repair is the simplest part of the process. Remember "Safe Mode" boot is invoked by holding down the Shift Key immediately following the power up chime. Keep holding down the key until you see the Apple.

Sorry! Did not think to take pics along the way.

My Problem

Nothing was wrong with my old hard drive, I just needed a larger one for my macbook so I can also run windows on it.

My Fix

It was really simple. I had no problems at all!

My Advice

Make sure you back up important files!

My Problem

Downloaded a "free" VPN software package. The package took over control of my MAC-mini, could not even reload the OS from the install disk! Decided that more space on a new disk was the way to go.

My Fix

The replacement went smoothly. Just a little prying with a putty knife to get the case open and then eight screws to get the disk out. Excellent instructions ..

My Advice

Bluetooth and WiFi antenna wires tend to get disconnected. Make a note of which one is connected where -- the connections on my cpu did not match the on-line instructions.

Always work on a clean level surface with a hard floor (no carpets).

My Problem

After years of service as a family homework workstation, we started getting SMART alerts on the factory-installed drive. I nursed it along for long enough to get all the various documents and animated cat GIFs off of it onto a backup, but then mom overruled me and just flat-out replaced the mini with a shiny new - albeit sans optical drive - mini. This unit languished for months on a shelf, until I ran across the replacement guide here on iFixit.

My Fix

The new drive (and tools required) arrived quickly, and in a fit of post-dinner energy, I applied myself to the repair. It went like clockwork; I'd post photos, but they would be redundant - the guide is that good. Some of the drive frame screws were a bit tough for me to put back in when reassembling, but that's just my big fat fingers.

My Advice

Pay attention: if you are looking at this guide, you are trying to save an A1283. PLEASE BUY YOURSELF A MEMORY UPGRADE TOO. Once I had the Mini apart and the new drive in place, I began cursing myself for forgetting that my unit has only the factory-installed 2GB of RAM. So it's back to the storefront website for me, and I'll be prying the case apart AGAIN because I didn't think it through.

Other than that, you're gold. This was far easier than I expected.

My Problem

The system drive of our Mac mini server crashed and had to be replaced with a new hard disk

My Fix

Thanks to iFixIt, the repair went well. Unfortunately, the system drive turned out to be the one in the upper bay (i.e. the one that is mounted instead of the super drive, below the second hard disk) and I did not find a guide for replacing that one.

After removing the logic board and the power supply completely from the aluminum body, the upper hard disk bay was accessible (unfortunately, we did not take any pictures during the repair).

My Advice

Since the Mac mini server has two hard drives, it might be useful to identify the individual drives with System Profiler before opening the Mac mini...

After restoring the system from a time machine backup, our wiki server did not work. The solution to this problem was quite simple (as described in several support forums). We only had to create the following directory:

sudo mkdir /Library/Logs/wikid

sudo chown teamsserver:teamsserver /Library/Logs/wikid

My Problem

My MacBook's bootable HDD was 'dead'.

My Fix

Globally fine.

I spent some time before realizing that the MacBook would never boot (even from an OS X DVD) if the installed HD had not been formatted for a Mac.

So:

1) I formatted the new HD on another Mac, connecting it as an external HD.

2) I removed the 'dead' HD from the MacBook and replaced it by the newly formatted HD.

3) I booted the MacBox using an OS X DVD.

4) I restored OS X on the new HD using Apple's via-Wifi recovery procedure.

My Advice

Do not hesitate to use iFixIt to replace a HD.

If you don't have two left hands (actually I am left-handed :-) you should make it.

I received iFix parcel only two days after ordering it on the US site (I leave in Europe). The tools (screwdrivers) are of excellent quality.

My Problem

My laptop's hard drive went out. Fortunately, I had maintained an external clone of the internal hard drive. I just needed to determine the replacement drive to purchase, the tools and the specific procedures for successfully switching hard drives and getting back to work as usual on my laptop.

My Fix

The replacement of the hard drive went perfectly, thanks to the full range of tips and information at iFixit.com. The sequential installation photos, the info on specific tools needed, as well as the reasonably priced hardware and tools makes iFixit a one-stop source for this and so many other repairs.

My Advice

First stop on the Internet for computer repairs >> iFixit.com!!!

My Problem

We ran out of space on the Mac Mini (the heart our media center) and was unable upgrade to the latest OS, so...

The installation was a breeze using the iFixit guide, thai you so much.

My Fix

Easy

My Advice

None

My Problem

Old hard drive squeaking and very slow

My Fix

Excellent but can't get the old and the new Macbooks to 'see' each other via ethernet or via Wifi so have not been able to synch.

My Advice

Fixit have been excellent, the speed of delivery from US to UK was amazing

My Problem

HD crashed on old Mini

My Fix

Nothing but net.... guide was amaizing - only thing missing was that on the back side of the original HD there were two small "cushings" - these needed to be move to the new HD as well

My Advice

Just do it.... nothing to it.... by the parts in the guide - they fit perfecty (also the HD).