160 GB harddrive for MacBook?

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  1. other macrumors 6502

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    Is there anything wrong with the 160 GB 2.5" SATA drives? They're not too common. Or is that just because they're expensive?

    This should be the best choice: Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB 5400RPM 12.5ms 8MB 2.5" SATA

    Correct?

    Edit: I'm unable to find the Momentus 5400.3 SATA drive on seagate.com (http://www.seagate.com/products/discselect/index.html). Weird.
     
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  3. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What bothers me though, is that there aren't many resellers carrying the harddrive. Why is that?
     
  4. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    I have the Seagate and it is wonderful! It have breathed new life in my aging powerbook. Be sure to check out NewEgg for a great price on it!
     
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  7. thugpoet22 macrumors regular

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    Im interested in buying the 160 gig as well but i was wondering what could be done with the stock 60 gig that came with the macbook? Is it possible to make the 60 ? I would hate to have that drive sitting around not being used.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Buy a SATA enclosure for it and make yourself a small external drive for backups.
     
  9. emotion macrumors 68040

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    I think all 2.5" drives (at least currently) of that capacity are perpendicular. I'd be very surprised if it wasn't.
     
  10. other thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I might wait a little. I'm thinking, why not use the 80 GB harddrive a while, then buy a bigger one, put the 80 GB in an enclousure and copy whatever data I want/need? Reinstalling the OS ain't too bothersome. :)
     
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