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Hi fellow apple users and technicians, I've been having trouble with my mid-2009 macbook pro. I'll give it in bullet points so it's not gonna be an essay. Around 6 months ago: - os started randomly beachballing and finally completely froze. Hard rest

Hi fellow apple users and technicians,
I've been having trouble with my mid-2009 macbook pro. I'll give it in bullet points so it's not gonna be an essay.
Around 6 months ago:
- os started randomly beachballing and finally completely froze. Hard restart it, won't boot to login screen, just apple logo and spinning progress
- bought to genius bar, can't boot to local lion but it boots fine to their external snow leopard. they did repair disk etc to my drive and my drive's back on track
- BUT, still had average 5 second beachballs every 30 second or so, not happy. dissapeared after 1-2 days (coz obviously genius bar was SOO AVAILABLE at my local apple store).
- Life goes on, I'm happy.
1 Week ago:
- My MBP fell from my keyboard (piano keyboard) to a soft carpet with underlay while I was opening a door for my bandmate. SHOCKED
- opened, nothing wrong at all, no dent, ran like a champ.
3 days ago:
- started randomly beachballing again and same thing happen as last time.
- This time, I managed to login after countless tries. Back upped my data.
- still have beachball effect. Searched around the web and said that It's mainly failing HDD.
- So I thought to myself I needed bigger HDD anyway so went ahead with seagate 750 GB 7200 rpm.
Yesterday:
- Installed HDD, finish installing lion and restart.
- When it restarted, it flashed an O with \ inside sign (if you know what I mean) and apple logo goes then spinning progress started, apple logo disapeared but spinning prgress still spinning. Waited for ~5 mins, not going anywhere. Force restarted it. NOT happy.
- finally booted normally, create account, etc. then off I went installing my apps. Started with adobe master collection (I had an dmg since installing to multiple computer is too slow on a dvd). Mounts alright from my external drive but after 12% progress it fails.
- Copied it to desktop and tried to mount it. I got beachballed for ~5 secs while finder was verifying and after around 15 secs it gave me an error saying input/output error
- since then regular beachballs (including iTunes pauses) while doing hdd intensive instalations or around every 15 mins of safari browsing.
- Installed menumeter (greatest free piece of software ever) and had it read my MBP activities. It seems that everytime itunes pauses processor is on 0-5% while beachballs is doing 0%.
My Qs:
- Is my new HDD defective? or is it just seagate does not play good with macbooks? (I read somewhere)
- What other problems that this possibly be?
- What should I do?
Just want to get a fast answer as I got a day off tomorrow so I can go back to the computer shop to swap the hdd with other brand if necessary. Thank you so very much and sorry for the long rant.
The glorious specs:
Model Name:          MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier:          MacBookPro5,4
  Processor Name:          Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed:          2.53 GHz
  Number of Processors:          1
  Total Number of Cores:          2
  L2 Cache:          3 MB
  Memory:          8 GB (self upgrade, kingston 2x4GB modules 1333 fequency, should be compatible)
  Bus Speed:          1.07 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:          MBP53.00AC.B03
  SMC Version (system):          1.49f2
  Serial Number (system):          W89---
  Hardware UUID:
  Sudden Motion Sensor:
  State:          Enabled < Is this supposed to be enabled?

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My doubt was it worked alright for atleast 6 months and the first sympthoms started to happen then it worked alright again (well, I guess kernel panic and freezing here and there does occur) then this.
any other suggestions or something that sounds wierd from my symptoms?
Is my best option now buy corsair mac memmory 2x4GB 1066mhz?
Don't want to sound winging and I know it was partly my fault for buying out of spec but honestly tired of this. Want my mac to run smoothly as mac should. Thanks

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