Brand of HD in Apple MacBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by artgirlofvenice, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. artgirlofvenice macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know the brand of the 120gig hard drive Apple ships in Macbooks? Still trying to determine what to buy to upgrade my 60 gig hard drive. :confused:
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The new MacBook Pros have been coming with either a Fujitsu or Hitachi drive for the 120 GB models...Apple switches suppliers frequently based on availability and price. Not sure why it matters...as long as you buy a SATA notebook drive, it'll work in the MacBook. I like Seagate drives, but others are good too.
     
  3. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go with Seagate too, it's the only reliable brand that has a 5 year warranty on their Momentus hard disk drives (to my knowledge) while the others have 3 years.
     
  4. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah IMO Seagates are one of the bet drives you can buy, Fujitsu I've heard are also good for Notebooks.
     
  5. artgirlofvenice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all the info. Most likely going with the Hitachi 160 at macsales.com. Their website made it easy to order the right drive and the seagates ship in 5 days versus same day. We'll see what hits me today. thanks again for taking the time to post.

     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Good choice...the Hitachi 5K160 has been getting very good reviews from Mac users. Make sure you get the SATA version, not the IDE/ATA version.
     

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