Hardware changes

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by retasi, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. retasi macrumors member

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    Ok I have a 100gb HD in my powerbook and i was wondering if they would change it for me for a 120gb HD in the Apple Store, I would pay of course also I need them to fix my wobbly screen.
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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    If you pay, I think they'll do just about anything. :D

    not sure if they would transfer all of your files though
     
  3. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    Nice new trashcan, EricNau. :)

    What do you need 20 more gigs for? Are you losing speed (7200->5400 rpm) in the process? I don't do any of the creative type stuff, so I guess I just don't see what you guys need with so much space. Except for Lacero and her 35000 songs, haha. :p
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks, sorry to say I didn't make it myself, I got it off the internet. :eek:
    (Is that OK, or is it against the official avatar rules?)
     
  5. retasi thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a 17" PB which was just before the new ones so is it 7200 or 5400?
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say 5400 rpm, because that's what all the current PoerBooks have. I doubt apple downgraded them.
     
  7. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

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    5400RPM. If you upgrade to 120GB it'll be a 5400RPM drive, so you won't notice any drop in speed :).
     
  8. .:*Robot Boy*:. macrumors 6502

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    Oh, also, the actual formatted capacity of the 120GB drives is 111.67GB.
     
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    ...or an increase.

    Now I'm getting into places I don't know;
    Is it possible that by upgraded to a larger, same-speed HDD, that is could actually get slower because it has more disk space to sort through?
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    But they would still see an over increase of about 20 GB (more like 19 or something). - just dont want retasi to think s/he will only get 11 GB out of the deal.
     
  11. retasi thread starter macrumors member

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    By the way at what HD Capacity does the computer really start to slowdown?
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    About 8GB free as a rule of thumb but it's quite dependent on other factors such as the amount of RAM and what you use the Mac for. :)
     
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