160GB 2.5" SATA Hard drives @ Newegg - In Stock!

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  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    These would be great as a BTO option for a MacBook/MacBook Pro.
     
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    Nice. Does anyone know if this drive will fit in a 12 in. Powerbook? I imagine it would use the same size drive as the MBP, but just wanted to be sure.
     
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    I will buy that as soon as those damned Meroms come out.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Not quite...you'll need the ATA version instead of the SATA version...otherwise it's the same. The ATA version has been out for quite awhile now and should be a bit cheaper.
     
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    Powerbooks don't use SATA drives; however, you should be able to find a Parallel ATA version of the drive soon if its not out already.

    EDIT: WildCowboy is too quick on the draw.
     
  7. reubs macrumors 68000

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    The Seagate version was recently released, right? I'm jonesing for one of those so that I can start having as much as possible on this internal HD. I'm already thinking 60 gigs isn't enough...
     
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    i'm finding it hard to find ANY larger drives in stock anywhere other than OWC (who charges way more than I'm willing to spend). Newegg used to have a good selection and now they don't have anything other than 100GBs and that 160 in the OP.

    i wonder why that is?
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Yes, the Seagate SATA version (Momentus 5400.3) started appearing a couple of weeks ago. Most places are selling it for about $280.
     
  10. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

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    Demand - I would imagine. I have found a few other vendors with the other sizes (such as transintl), but really wanted the 160 as I dual boot and have already managed to fill my 80GB. Also, with the transition to Perpendicular Recording, the drives are only going to get bigger - so why continue making 120GB drives using "old technology" for example...
     
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    makes sense, but right now the 160 drives are still pretty expensive (although newegg and zipzoomfly offer really nice prices compared to OWC).. so the 120 is a nice alternative.
     

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