7200 rpm drive for powerbook?

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    mcarnes

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    Please recommend a 7200 rpm drive for a 15" 1.5 Ghz powerbook. 60 or 80 GB (or more?). Is it hard to install?
     
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    JFreak

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

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    100

    is there a 100 gig 7200 rpm laptop HD available for the moment?
     
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    wPod

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

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    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.
     
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    daveL

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

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