Momentus 160gb hard drive for New 13" Macbook

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  1. McCanical macrumors newbie

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    Hey. I just wanted to know if there was a way to install the Seagate Momentus 160 gb hard drive into a new Intel Macbook. I don't really know the difference between ATA and SATA but I assumed since perpendicular recording is brand new technology, it should work with the brand new macbooks. Thanks!
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Nope - you need to wait for the SATA version. That hard drive will not work in the MacBook, which requires a SATA drive.
     
  3. McCanical thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jeeze that took you 4 minutes! Hurry it up a bit.

    haha. Thanks!
     
  4. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I'm still confused, does changing the hdd void the warrantee?
     
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I don't think so. If it did I don't think Apple would make it so easy to do.
     
  6. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    I saw a post earlier where someone had called Apple and they said yes unless it is done by an authorized service rep.
     
  7. Vaphoron macrumors 6502

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    I'm really hoping that isn't true because I really want to upgrade to that 160GB drive when the SATA version comes out but I don't want to void my warranty either.
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I seriously doubt it truly voids the warranty, esp. given how easily replaceable it is. Apple employees have been known to be uncertain of facts before. Let's wait for verification before deciding that it truly voids the warranty.
     
  9. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    As I just saw in another thread, an apple employee said that if you upgrade RAM yourself, you voided your warrantee. Not true. I just want to see something from apple saying or implying you can do it without voiding your warrantee.
     
  10. truz macrumors 6502a

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    Well,

    Here is a way to not void your warranty...

    When you send your computer in to be services or call support always read off your purchased specs and if you send it in or take it in, place the old hard drive back in and remove your extra memory ;) But... Upgrading your memory will not volid your warranty. If apple even thought about voiding your system for a memory upgrade don't you think every mac user would be on strike?
     
  11. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    This is exactly what I was thinking, the drive is so easy to replace that if you swap back to your original Apple would never know the difference!

    SHadOW
     
  12. virginoforleans macrumors newbie

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    The warrenty remains valid with the exception of damage caused by replacing the memor

    Legally when it is in the manual how to replace the memory and/or the harddrive, without a warning that your warranty will be void, you are allowed to replace / upgrade them. In the powerbook and ibook manual and warranty it was clearly stated not to open the cover. In the macbook manual however ( http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/MacBook_13inch_UsersGuide.pdf ) allthough nothing is said about replacing the hard disk it is clearly stated that if you damage the macbook because of installing extra memory such damage will not be covered. In other words the warrenty remains valid with the exception of damage caused by replacing the memory. (page. 79) About the hard disk nothing is said but I am sure a judge and Apple themselves consent a parallel argument.
     
  13. emaja macrumors 68000

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    I thought that user upgrades were OK under warrantee, but if those upgrades - whether due to defective hardware or faulty installation - caused other issues those "side effects" would not be covered.

    I am no lawyer, but isn't that one of the major provisions of the Magnuson-Moss Warrantee Act?
     

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