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500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive

$99.95

Product code: IF107-098

Product Overview

Hybrid technology from Seagate combines SSD and traditional hard drive technology to provide SSD speeds from an affordable high capacity hard drive. Adaptive Memory technology keeps the files and file types you access the most ready and available for instant transfer from SSD.

No software or operating system requirements, Adaptive Memory technology is self-contained and works like any SATA drive.

Kit Contents:

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 6.0 Gb/s
  • Speed: SSD Hybrid, 5400 RPM
  • Dimensions: 2.75" (69.85mm) x 0.27" (7mm)
  • Capacity: 500 GB
  • Cache: 64 MB

$119.95 Upgrade Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

This option contains the drive and kit components.

$99.95 Drive Only

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

3-year manufacturer warranty

Notes:

Seagate

Model #: ST500LM000

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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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CECHJ
CECHK
CECHL
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PlayStation 3 Slim
CECH-20xx
CECH-21xx
CECH-25xx
 

Stories

My Problem

Since I made the OS X Mavericks upgrade, my macbook was really slow, and the hard disk was full of pictures and movies... I checked on the web and I realize that it was really easy to improve my hardware with Ifixit. I wanted to be sure the hardware fitted with my macbook, and I found easily (three ou four clicks) exactly what I needed for my device. I was also sure that I had no compatibility problem.

My Fix

The repair was really easy. I use "Superduper" to copy my previous HD on my new SSD with an USB connection. After 5 minutes, everything was done and my macbook is now starting in less than 40 seconds. And now, I have more than 300GB of available space. My old HD is now useful as a external disk with his USB connection.

My Advice

Now I realize that for few money we can upgrade a lot our macbook... New MacBooks are still very expensive but worse, with a very few upgrade possibilities in the future. A new macbook with 500GB with SSD ran out of my budget. A 5 years old macboook with a new SSHD and RAM memories finally works really fine, hope for few years again !

My Problem

Adopted this older girl from my wife. It was always chockablock full with the stock 160GB HDD (and 2gbRAM). Upgraded the RAM to 8, deleted what I could from the HDD . . . but still not enough. So decided to look into the HDD upgrade. I was skeptical but reassured by the instructions on the site, so ordered the 500GB drive.

My Fix

First of all . . . I was amazed at how quick it arrived (I am in New Zealand!) The parts and tools were of good quality and neatly packaged. The installation was a breeze . . . and after holding my breath . . . successful first launch. Overall I give top marks to iFixit on this one !! If you are in a similar situation, rest assured that this fix is easy as they say. Very happy with result and have definitely bought another couple years out of this laptop, barring something else failing ;-)

My Advice

Just do it.

Think I need to tackle the battery next :) How bout discounts for happy repeat customers ?

My Problem

The main O/S failed, and could not be repaired.

My Fix

Hardware - amazingly easy. Especially liked the fact the repair kit came with a cool little rubber external USB drive housing to use the old drive in. Software - not so much. I found no way to recreate the recovery partition on the new drive.

My Advice

When partitioning the drive, create the non-O/S partitions like the old drive. This is the boot partition and the recovery partition.

My Problem

Increasingly poor performance, frequent beach balls. Ran Disk Utility - SMART check indicated 'FAILED'. Consensus on web fora was: The drive is dying, just get a new one.

This is a 15" Macbook Pro; I bought direct from Apple, refurbished.

Only 3 ½ years old, but I think it broke down because I dropped it one too many times :}

My Fix

Perfectly well. Sorry, didn't take any photos; I was consumed with doing it slowly and carefully, trying hard not to foul it up.

My Advice

Just follow the instructions carefully, make sure you're grounded, and don't touch anything you're not supposed to!

My Problem

Partitioned my HD too much and there were errors with the kernel_task. Went to the apple store and a tech specialist suggested (under the table) to switch HD with a new one and so I did.

My Fix

It went well, i loved the smooth step by step hardware side ifixit gave. But word of caution for future, mention on your step by step fix to format the new HD to Mac compatible before you install it, I had to boot my old OSX and format the new HD to Mac compatible, then install OSX on it. After that bump on the road, everything went smooth, and my MBP runs like new. although I want to upgrade more stuff from it now that I know how easy iFixit made this possible. So thank you so much for all the knowledge you guys provide!

My Advice

Format new HD to Mac compatible first, then install OSX on it either before or after installing in your device.

My Problem

Original Hard drive started to skip and was unreadable after a fall from the couch.

My Fix

Very easy to install in the computer but had a problem reinstalling OSx.

My Advice

Had to create a part ion under disc utility in order for the hard drive to show up when trying to reinstall OSx. Not sure if this is a standard step I was unaware of but would not show up before I did this. Works perfect after this, was able to install osx and computer is running like brand new except faster.

My Problem

My mac had started to become very slow, then eventually I got the folder with the question mark, I had this issue before so I decided to change the hard drive, sadly that was not the issue, I later found out that it was also my hard drive cable that had gone sour. I am currently waiting for the cable, but after that, it should be good to go.

My Fix

It went good, I had never done anything like this before, but with the toolset that I also ordered with the hard drive, it was a breeze, the videos are very easy to follow. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be.

My Advice

It's not as hard as you might think, just follow the instructions and don't loose the tiny screws!! :D

My Problem

To be clear, this is much more of an upgrade than a "fix." The goal was to keep my mix-2010 MacBook Pro running smoothly through at least the next two years while I'm still in school. I use a handful of heavy applications, sometimes at the same time, and I had noticed the RAM getting overburdened in ways that it never had before. Instead of buying a new computer, which isn't quite yet justifiable with a 2010, I decided to drop a few hundred dollars and double the RAM (from 2x2gb to 2x4gb) and upgrade the stock 250gb standard HD to a 500gb Solid State Hybrid HD.

While I was at it, I decided to replace the optical drive with a caddy, and put my old 250gb hard drive into that to use as an internal TimeMachine drive.

My Fix

Changing the hard drive and RAM was super easy and more straightforward than I anticipated.

When removing the stock optical drive, I had some trouble with a stripped screw (which is apparently very common), but that is outside the scope of these products.

My Advice

The ~$250 I spent on this upgrade is surely worth it, especially considering the cost of a new computer. I expect this new setup to get me through a few more years, after which I'll upgrade my computer.

My Problem

Original HD going bad. Battery doesn't hold charge long. Memory was at min. i had contemplated on replacing above and due to experience with PC based laptops.

My Fix

Got the 500g SSD Hybrid, Fast easy install.

Replaced battery and works as original battery.

Memory upgraded to 8gb.

My Advice

I'm glad the i went ahead and did the replacements of above items. It's well worth the expense and runs as it originally did, fast. Advice, upgrade what you can if you can afford to. Mac products last longer than PC and well worth the expense. Only took me 30-45 min to complete upgrade/replacement.

My Problem

After a brief fall, my computer didn't work anymore. I couldn't get it strating. Anyway, i change the hard driver thanks to Ifixit, easy really. 10 minutes later, MacBook Pro alright !

My Fix

Smooth !

My Advice

Just one, don't Forget to create a partition on your hard driver if you want it to work. (and sorry for my language)