Looking to buy a new macbook hardrive but dont know which one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by farqueue, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    :confused: Looking at 120gb or 160gb upgrades.
    - First time owning a macbook (CD not C2D) so can u tell me what i need?
    - I am confused between SATA, Ultra ATA, IDE ATA whatver... arghh lolz

    Looking at these: Will they work?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148184

    OR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822149058

    OR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822149057 (looks good in terms of $)

    OR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822116021

    OR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822145113




    Im really realy really lost.
     
  2. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Yeah, they'll all work. I popped a Hitachi 160 gb into my Macbook via Newegg, and it has been working like a charm :D
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    Right...you need a 2.5" inch SATA drive. IDE/ATA/PATA are all the same thing and won't work in the MacBook.

    I've always been a fan of Seagate drives and their five-year warranty...best in the business. People have also been having good luck with the new Hitachi 5K160.
     
  4. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

    Veritas&Equitas

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    Yup, that's the badboy I got ;)
     
  5. iBorg20181 macrumors 6502

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    I'll second that! Gotta go with the company that has the cajones to put a 5-year warranty on their products, when the competition only puts a 1-year!

    I was initially disappointed to see that my MBP came with the Hitachi 160GB HD - but I've since been impressed with its speed, and virtually silent operation, which is similar to the 120GB Seagate I was using in my TiBook!

    As an eariler post stated, you need a SATA drive in either a MB or MBP.

    iBorg
     

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