Have you upgraded your Macbook HardDrive ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dcl, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. dcl macrumors regular

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    Have you upgraded your Macbook HardDrive ?
    What Model / Price / Vendor ?

    Any problems ?
     
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    I started a similar thread with the same question...
     
  3. dcl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re:

    Stridder44

    Have you received any replys on your postings?
     
  4. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    It's easy. You can use any 2.5" SATA drive.

    Some benchmarks and model numbers here.
     
  5. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    not yet :p
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Funny 7200 results ...

    Though I'm probably not the only one telling people -- that a 7200RPM drive only spins fast. aka, marginally better seek times.

    The cache will make a huge difference, if one drive has a bigger one -- it'll perform better. Because for small sub-8MB transfers -- it's all cache.

    Some drives have more advanced mechanisms, these drives will have a mechanical advantage in transfer rate.

    Otherwise all drives will operate around the same MB/sec in notebooks.

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    Get the bigger drive, get the bigger cache, and definitely buy the cooler drive.

    In desktop drives, skip the desktop drives and buy an enterprise class drive -- they may be noisier. But so what, they just may last longer.
     
  7. bcpnikhil macrumors newbie

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    I used a friend's iBook G4 (12", 1ghz with 512 MB RAM) and it's weird, but it seemed to transfer files MUCH faster than my Thinkpad T43p (2.13ghz,2GB RAM, 80GB 7200RPM HDD)

    I guess OS X transfers files faster than XP Pro? BTW, I'm on Mac forums because I'm buying a Macbook 2ghz hopefully :).
     

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