Any problems with large hard drives and the 13" MBP?
I recently installed a large hard drive in my 13" unibody MacBook Pro Mid-2009. The drive I put in is a Western Digital Scorpio Black 750 GB. I am having all manner of difficulty with my machine now, where it is doing random weird things. Like, once it would not let me copy any files, even if I logged in as an admin. Another time I shut down the machine as normal (absolutely no issues whatsoever, completely normal shutdown like I've done countless times before), but when I came back to it several hours later, it refused to boot (gray screen with a flashing question mark). I booted from an OS X install DVD and was able to repair my disk using disk utility (it came up with some filesystem errors) and the system booted again. Etc.
In attempting to resolve these issues I found some talk online where other people are having problems with drives greater than 500 GB. Some of the messages mentioned my drive (the WD Scorpio Black) specifically, so I tried a different large drive (Hitachi Travelstar 750 GB). And since the last time I tried this I had cloned my system using SuperDuper, I thought maybe that was the problem, so this time around I instead did a complete OS install from scratch. The system performs much better now (seems faster, etc.) AND it has been much more stable. Until now. Twice in the past few weeks the machine has randomly and spontaneously logged me out. I have watched this happen once - I had left the machine idle, doing literally nothing, no programs other than Finder and a few menu bar extras open, and then suddenly the system goes back to the login screen. When I log back in again all of my startup items are no longer set to start up, so I have to go through and re-add them to the Login Items list in system preferences). I looked up this issue and see that though rare it does happen to a fair number of people. The funny thing is that until now this has never happened to me.
Anyway my point here is this: does anyone know of any problems between my 13" unibody MBP mid-2009, and large (>500GB) hard drives? Or is there some other issue at work here? Or am I just being paranoid over nothing? I don't want to, for example, be in the middle of editing something in Final Cut or GarageBand and have the machine suddenly log me out and lose my work, which is what concerns me here.
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