Hard Drive upgrade, which one?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by phungy, Jan 4, 2007.

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Upgrade to which one? Both are $140 off Newegg

  1. Seagate Momentus 100GB 7200rpm

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  2. Hitachi Travelstar 160BG 5400rpm

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    50.0%
  1. phungy macrumors 68020

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'd go for speed and then if I needed more space, I'd rely upon an external. :)
     
  3. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have been leaning towards the Seagate but it does not state SATA interface. Pricegrabber reviews mentioned that one weakness of the Seagate was that it was not SATA interface. :(

    This one does though. It's only $5 more.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So it won't work as an internal drive then! Ahh, sorry, I should have checked the links before I commented. The second link doesn't work for me either. Nevertheless, you have to get a SATA drive.
     
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  6. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! Just placed an order for it...overnight. I can't wait until after the weekend cause classes start. Plus I'll need to install everything again. I should backup everything right now.
     
  7. dan-o-mac macrumors 6502a

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    Cancel your order and get the extra HD space. I didn't notice any noticable speed increase when using a 7200rpm drive on my Powerbook. There are a few threads on this subject. I just purchased that same 160GB Hitachi drive yesterday, and it's shipped today. I can't wait to get my hands on it and install it on my MacBook, This 60GB drive is pathetic.
     
  8. phungy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    -sighs- It already shipped. Can't cancel it. I guess I'll see how it goes and if not then I'll opt for the Hitachi.
     

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