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King James
Sep 25, 2008, 10:36 AM
I have a Macbook (2 GHz Intel core duo, so getting a little old) And the Sub-100 GB hard drive just isn't cutting it for me. Want a new macbook, but really don't need one for what I use this for at school. Was wondering what a good hard drive (120 GB) would be to upgrade to and where to get it from

Thanks!



Eidorian
Sep 25, 2008, 10:39 AM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=569060

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=551290

eman
Sep 25, 2008, 10:53 AM
If you can afford this drive, I would go for the 320Gb hard drive like the one here. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197)

DeusInvictus7
Sep 25, 2008, 11:52 AM
If you can afford this drive, I would go for the 320Gb hard drive like the one here. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197)

this is a great drive, highly recommended...but if you wanted something a little faster...get a 7200RPM drive...but then again, i guess it just depends on what you are doing with your computer

rablat
Sep 25, 2008, 12:16 PM
I picked up another one of these today awesome price for an awesome HD.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10008671

King James
Sep 25, 2008, 12:32 PM
Thanks for the help..... as much as I would like a new macbook (probably even more after the new ones come out) I think beefing up the hard drive is all I need.

gnasher729
Sep 25, 2008, 12:39 PM
this is a great drive, highly recommended...but if you wanted something a little faster...get a 7200RPM drive...but then again, i guess it just depends on what you are doing with your computer

But don't fall into the trap and buy a _small_ 7200 rpm drive. With everything else equal, bigger drives are faster than smaller drives. A 320 GB 5400 rpm drive is quite cheap; if you want a 7200 rpm drive that is actually _faster_, you will have to buy 250 or 320 GB. 100 GB will be slower.