View Full Version : Need Hard Drive buying advice for TiBook

Sep 1, 2006, 08:27 PM
I'm looking to replace my TiBook's hard drive due to how loud it gets after just a few minutes of use. I just wanted to confirm that ATA-6 2.5" hard drives would work as replacements? Are there any hard drive manufacturers you recommend or any I should stay away from? I'm looking more for quietness than speed since the most I'll be saving to my laptop are Word documents. I'm mainly looking at this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822145110) Hitachi model. Does anyone have any experiences with this model or with Hitachi in general? Does anyone have any additional tips for a first timer at installing hard drives? Thanks a lot.

Sep 1, 2006, 08:30 PM
I hear Seagate is good but I'm not entirely sure

Sep 1, 2006, 08:38 PM
Seagate definately. I have one in my Powerbook and its absolute magic. its quiet and is built as a server driver meaning its built to run for long periods. It also debuts with a 5yr warranty. Seagate comes highly recommended.

Your drive type should be PATA 2.5" Notebook type drive

Sep 1, 2006, 11:42 PM
seagate or maxtor :)

Sep 2, 2006, 05:48 AM
I have installed Seagate's Momentus 2.5 drive (100 GB capacity) to replace my TI's original 20 GB Hitachi drive. I have no issue with this Seagate drive and everything is working smoothly with my Ti PB. This Ti is my first Mac (bought it new over 5 years ago). Replacing HD for TI PB is very easy; I wish the current MBP line would be this simple.