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mcarnes
Nov 16, 2004, 01:26 AM
Please recommend a 7200 rpm drive for a 15" 1.5 Ghz powerbook. 60 or 80 GB (or more?). Is it hard to install?

JFreak
Nov 16, 2004, 01:54 AM
Is it hard to install?

i can recommend the hitachi 7k60, but let apple service install it for you as self-install voids warranty.

powerbookje
Nov 16, 2004, 04:40 AM
is there a 100 gig 7200 rpm laptop HD available for the moment?

wPod
Nov 16, 2004, 08:40 AM
i can recommend the hitachi 7k60, but let apple service install it for you as self-install voids warranty.

do you just take it to the apple store? or how do you find an apple service center to install something like this?

aricher
Nov 16, 2004, 09:25 AM
Nobody has a 100 GB 7200 RPM for laptops yet. My guess is that Apple will be among the first to offer this when it happens though. This is probably why Apple hasn't offered 7200 RPM HDs in their lineup yet - mst consumers would want to pay extra to do a BTO option that gives them less space than a 5200 RPM drive. Personally I use a fast externmal drive quite a bit. I may up the internal to a 7200 RPM drive when Tiger comes out though.

daveL
Nov 16, 2004, 12:36 PM
I replaced my original 60 GB drive in my 1 GHz TiBook with the hitachi 7k60. It did it myself; the directions were in the owners manual. No drama.

betsbillabong
Nov 17, 2004, 12:30 PM
i've heard it's much more difficult to replace the hard drive on the newer aluminum powerbooks than it was on the tibook. i can't vouch for this, though, as i've done neither.

efoto
Nov 17, 2004, 01:28 PM
i've heard it's much more difficult to replace the hard drive on the newer aluminum powerbooks than it was on the tibook

I have also read this in a couple of different locations. Can anyone give account to either solidify or falcify these rumors?
TIA

coconn06
Nov 17, 2004, 02:22 PM
Nobody has a 100 GB 7200 RPM for laptops yet. My guess is that Apple will be among the first to offer this when it happens though. This is probably why Apple hasn't offered 7200 RPM HDs in their lineup yet - mst consumers would want to pay extra to do a BTO option that gives them less space than a 5200 RPM drive. Personally I use a fast externmal drive quite a bit. I may up the internal to a 7200 RPM drive when Tiger comes out though.

I'm not sure who the manufacturer is, but I believe Alienware offers a 100 GB laptop hard drive as a BTO option.

EDIT: shouldn't have trusted my brother on tech specs :p I just checked, and that's not true, so ignore me.

superbovine
Nov 17, 2004, 02:28 PM
there are several threads on this.

Thirteenva
Nov 17, 2004, 02:45 PM
there are several threads on this.

I did a very quick search and did not see any. I'll do a more in-depth one later but if you know of some off hand please post them. Thanks.