Hard Drive Recomendations

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jynx21, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. jynx21 macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have an ibook g4, my hard drive is corrupted so i need to buy a new one, has anyone got any suggestions where i can get a cheap 60gb replacement?

    Also if i wanted to upgrade my hard drive would i need to reconfigure my computer to accept it or would this be automatic.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  2. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Nope. Just install and format.
     
  3. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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  4. Rocksaurus macrumors 6502a

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    I second that. Also get a Seagate drive if you can. Good stuff.
     
  5. adk macrumors 68000

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    And get a 7200RPM drive if you can afford it. those things are QUICK.
     
  6. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    How about a 10,000 rpm boot drive with a 200gb HD? Nice setup.
     
  7. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    How do you plan on getting that into an iBook? ;)

    Newegg definitely has the best prices, but if it breaks I've heard mixed reports about the customer service.
     
  8. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    Whoa! Oops, I thought you were talking about a PowerMac G4:D
     
  9. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I've built numerous PC's using parts from there, and so far every time I've had to RMA something they've been great about it, and really quick. The only problem I've ever had was when I bought something that newegg said only the manufacturer would warranty. I had to find them to get an RMA, and that was a royal pain. Newegg's been good to me, though.
     
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  11. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    for a laptop, I'd say 5400RPM w/ 16MB buffer if you can, 7200RPMs are just too loud and hot for me, and unless you are doing very intensive tasks, which I'm assuming you arent since you have an iBook not powerbook, a 5400RPM drive should be fine
     
  12. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a

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    newegg and macsales are both great, bought stuff from both, check prices at both places, usually newegg is the cheapest, their shipping is cheap, and they are great to deal with. but for lots of stuff macsales is just easier to find stuff
     
  13. adk macrumors 68000

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    I agree... super quiet.
     
  14. liquidh2o macrumors 6502

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    seagates are reliable and quiet.

    Western Digital is solid as well. Both should come with a 5 year retail warranty.


    www.fatwallet.com/c/18

    do a search for seagate or western digital and you should find a good amount of deals.
     
  15. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    i have a western digital...

    the 60gb 4200rpm hd in my 1.33ghz 12" powerbook failed last summer. replaced it with western digital 80gb 5400rpm (WD800VE) and found it amazingly more quiet, faster, and more power efficient. now i actually get some decent battery life (went from 2-2.5hrs to a consistent 3.5hrs).
     
  16. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    zipzoomfly.com

    that is where i got my HD for my powerbook. it was cheaper then newegg.com.
     
  17. EGT macrumors 68000

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    No kidding. Seagate Momentus 120Gb 5,400 rpm here. It's very quiet, like hard drives should be.
     
  18. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    eBay. You can get factory sealed drives for considerably cheaper than any other online retailer.
     

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