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Ask Max: Do the new MacBooks have an accelerometer to protect the hard drive?

Asked on 11/13/2009:

Hey Jacob,

I am planning to buy a MacBook, and I was wondering does it have one of those hard drive motion sensors which keeps your hard drive safe in case of sudden movements.


- Abdel


Yes all Intel Mac Laptops have accelerometers in them that can ™Park™ the hard drive heads, in the event of a drop. For the best shock protection, consider a Solid State Drive (SSD). They do not have any moving parts in them to get damaged in an impact accident, and a SSD will operate your Apple computer at lightning fast speeds.

- Jacob

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