Macbook HD upgrade

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by psychofreak, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    I'm looking for an internal HD of around 160-200GB for my macbook to replace the 60GB one I got with it, what should I get (looking at price and reliability). Thanks.

    EDIT: Could apple upgrade it for the upgrade cost, as I have no use for the 60GB HD?
     
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    psychofreak

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    Also, where are the best people to buy it from (I'm in England)
     
  3. xznofile macrumors newbie

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    maybe not a travelstar

    I don't know about others but if you get a Hitachi travelstar, be sure to get one with a long (2 year?) warranty. I got one and they wouldn't take it back because I hadn't purchased a maintenance option. it conked out in one week. rumors say ibm sold the Travelstar to a Thai company, and some of the new ones are below par, w/ a philosophy of product 2nds attrition sales through trust & ignorance. I searched product rateings on Newegg.com, they were mostly positive, but on reflection, many looked like automatic ebay rateings (A+++ etc.) and most were posted within a month of the purchase, many within a week, only one rateing was allowed per person, so we'll never know how many of those crashed too, but the news never got out. Something fishy going on w/ Travelstar.
     
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    Post Christmas sales (now-ish), any other advice?
     

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