Anybody got this HDD in their Macbook? On sale at Newegg.

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  1. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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  2. phidauex macrumors member

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    Sorry, that is NOT a compatible drive. It uses the ATA-6 interface, and your Macbook has SATA.

    However, the Hitachi SATA drives are generally considered a good buy, though you may consider Seagate, simply because they have a longer warranty.

    When using NewEgg, use the 'guided search' on the side, and one of the options for small hard drives is to pick an interface. Just pick "SATA" and then you know everything you are looking at is the right interface.

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  3. phidauex macrumors member

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    Here is the same drive you mentioned, only in SATA. It is 119$.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822145113

    Here is the Western Digital version, only 104$.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136071

    And finally, the most expensive, the Seagate. But it also has the best warranty (5 years, instead of one year for the above two). 144$

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148184

    All three of these drives should be fully compatible with your Macbook.

    Peace,
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    FWIW, the OP drive suggestion is compatible with PowerBooks and iBooks. I just bought one to replace my 80 gig, which I'm going to turn into an external.
     
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    I just want to say thank goodness for this post. I was seriously thinking about getting that drive the OP was looking at to replace in my MBP.
     
  7. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks Sam!

    I really appreciate the warning and the links!

    I think I'm gonna go with that Western Digital Drive. However, are there any 160GB SATA drives that run at 7200 RPMs? I don't see any on Newegg. If I could, I would spend a bit more for a faster drive.

    Thanks.
     
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    Seagate announced one a long time ago, but it is yet to ship yet.

    Right now the biggest 7200rpm 2.5" drive is 100 GB, available from numerous manufacturers.
     
  9. mattcube64 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    100 gigs would probably do me fine. 160 is just nice to have.

    Is there a pretty substantial increase in app opening/boot-up speed/ file opening with the 7200RPM drive? How about heat?

    Thanks.
     
  10. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    From the tests I've seen, the 160 GB 5400rpm drive is almost as fast as a 100 GB 7200rpm drive because the 160 GB drive is a perpendicular recording (PMR) drive.

    No idea about heat, noise, etc.
     

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