Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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Frequent Stalls/Hangs Caused by Hard Drive Issue

I read at AppleToolbox that

Users of mid-2010 MacBook Pros continue to experience frequent stalls/hangs . . . The problem appears to be hard drive-related, and occurs most frequently with the standard 320 GB 5400 RPM drive, but is also occurring with the 5400 500GB and 7200 500GB drives.

I assume this applies to the optional Apple-supplied drives but has anyone experienced this with a drive from a third party that they replaced themselves?

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Why do you ask - are you experiencing that problem with a replacement drive from a third party?

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No, I haven't bought the Macbook yet. I am considering buying the base model and upgrading the HD myself so I need to know in advance if I should do this or just get the expensive Apple upgrade.

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The answer to your question lies right in the link you provided. The hangs seem to occur randomly and with different drives. So I would do what the other users have done and contact Apple and have the machine replaced and help Apple engineers resolve this issue.

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This doesn't apply to third party drives.

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+ agreed

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