Are perpendicular HDs optional for MB?

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  1. oceanzen macrumors regular

    oceanzen

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    I have emailed Apple to no avail.

    I'm going for the Black MacBook in January (after the 9th) incase any updates happen at MacWorld.

    Anyway I was wondering if anyone knows, Are the optional HDs perpendicular on the Macbook?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that at least the 160GB and 200GB drives are, and possibly the 120GB is.
     
  3. oceanzen thread starter macrumors regular

    oceanzen

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    Thanks you for your quick repy.

    Any hard evidence? Can you think of anywhere on the www I could find out for definite? as ideally I'd go for the 120GB
     
  4. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure we probably have a thread about it somewhere; or you could head down to the MacBook picture thread and ask people what model numbers of HD they have in their 120GB MacBooks (C2D only). Then check those numbers against the model numbers of perp. recording drives.
     
  5. orangemacapple macrumors 6502

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    7200 rpm 100g

    perpindicular HDD
    7200 RPM 100g max
    2 manufacturers: seagate momentus and hitachi travelstar

    MAKES YOUR MB SING
     
  6. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    I'll try to get a list of model numbers of perpendicular 120GB drives, if there are any, give me a few minutes.
     
  7. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    Ok - I havn't found any 120GB drives that utilize both Serial ATA and perpendicular recording. Seagate does have an ATA/100 version, the Momentus ST9120822A, and I would assume that they will eventually be releasing one for SATA (model number would probably be ST9120822AS.

    I hope this helps!
     
  8. oceanzen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool Thanks for your help. - you work harder and faster than Apple themselves :)

    I'll probably go for the 160GB :D
     
  9. StealthRider macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure you're crushed about that...;) :p

    Enjoy your MacBook!
     

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