Hard Drive for macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by peterh2o, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. peterh2o macrumors member

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    Is there a difference between SATA and SATA2? I'm looking to upgrade the hard drive on my macbook, I've found a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB Serial ATA II Internal Hard Drive(16mb cache) and a Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB Serial ATA II Internal Hard Drive(16mb cache) and Samsung 250g SATA II(8mb cache) all for under $100. Are these the correct types of internal drives I should be looking at for my macbook? Any recommendations?
     
  2. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    you're looking at desktop drives. the highest drive you'll find for a MB is 160GB and it's around $225.
     
  3. peterh2o thread starter macrumors member

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  4. MikeNemat macrumors regular

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    It is quite amusing, there are a lot of people looking at desktop drives to put in the macbook.

    Even with the screen closed on the macbook, a desktop drive is thicker than the macbook itself!

    For replacing the internal drive on the macbook, you need a 2.5" (notebook) SATA drive. The highest capacity that currently exists is 160GB however seagate will be rolling out some higher capacity ones before the year ends.
     
  5. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I'm thinking of upgrading my drive for the heck of it, but I've got a back-up already, and I have no idea how I would fill up 160 Gigs of space...some people must save every. single. thing. they find on the internet.

    With that said, hopefully the increase in options from seagate will lead to a decrease in prices of the current choices.
     
  6. coffey7 macrumors 6502a

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  7. Grokgod macrumors 6502a

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    I want a HUGe 4200 rpm drive for the MacBook

    anyone see one of those.

    I want the slowest coolest largest Hd on the block.
     
  8. Reaver macrumors 6502

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  9. coffey7 macrumors 6502a

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    go with the 120gb seagate momentus for $149 on newegg.
     

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