SEAGATE 160GB Notebook Drive GREAT Deal!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gman71882, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. gman71882 macrumors 6502

    gman71882

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    Im all about self repair and Upgrading so for others like me:

    Segate Released a 160 GB Notebook HD recently. 5 Year Warranty! :cool:
    Its a Bit Pricey But the Best deal I found it for was $245 From NewEgg.

    Newegg = $245

    Buy.com = $249.99

    Would be NICE TO HAVE 160GB in a Powerbook!!!!
    Gotta get a New SuperDrive First... GRRRRRR:mad:
     
  2. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    wow that's pretty awesome. I didn't even know they made them that had such a capacity. Hopefully they will have one in the MBP when I decide to buy upgrade.

    Nuc
     
  3. gman71882 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They dont have the dern thing out in a SATA notebook format yet... which means no Macbook pro availability YET :mad:
    its just a regular ATA Notebook Drive. :confused:
    Hopefully they will come out with more versions of it.
     
  4. terriyaki macrumors 6502a

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    Figure I'll ask this here since this is somewhat related:

    How does partitioning work with OS X? Lets say I have a high capacity drive like this. Would it be more efficient to use it as just one big drive or split it up into two or three logical partitions?
     
  5. gman71882 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Partioning is handled in Disk Utility.
    If your doing a Clean installation onto any Mac you would partition it from the Install CD and then install your software onto each section.

    However,
    I Dont see how a split partition would be any more efficient than a single. It still has the same number of drive heads reading the same number of Platters.
    If you are using it to Do a Dual instalation like Linux and OS X then that would be usefull, Or Windows and OS X because Windows Hard drive formats are NTFS, or Fat-32, and with the new Macbooks you have to have a separate partition of at least 5 GB for that.
     
  6. esaleris macrumors 6502

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    It's far more efficient to have 2 partitions if you like keeping your system clean and play with your system. I have OSX installed on a 5 GB partition, with the rest (120 - 5 GB) dedicated to data.

    This way, I get to wipe the system disk for installations or whatever, without nuking personal preferences, etc. It's the peace of mind that whatever I do in the OS Installation wizard, I won't mess up my data.
     
  7. gman71882 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Very nice, I am one that likes to keep my system clean and start over a few times a year. I will try a partition method and test out the possibilities. :cool:
     
  8. kraftzwerg macrumors regular

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    What does the ATA and SATA mean anyway? Is there a difference in size? Or is the difference in the interface?
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The interface, and the speed it can move data across that interface.
     
  10. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    That is awesome, i'm glad someone has finnally broken the 120gb notebook HD barrier and for such a good price, give it 6 months and maybe prices will drop a bit, then i'll stick one in my iBook,

    ShadoW
     
  11. gman71882 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ATA is the older format thats been around for a long time:
    Wiki = ATA

    Serial ATA is the newer format invented in 2003, that is now in use in the Powermac G5's and Imacs. And notebook sized drives in the Macbook.
    It has much faster transfer speeds
    Wiki = SATA
     
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  13. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    Good deal on the hard drive. I might upgrade my Powerbook with that drive...I wish they also had the drive for the MBP's, a bigger HD would be nice.
     

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