What brand of hard drives do Macs typically use?

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  1. Shrek macrumors 65816

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    What brand of hard drives do Macs typically use? Is there a specific?
     
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    It varies. My dual 867 has a Seagate Barracuda ATA-IV (quite a nice drive, afaik). Some Macs have IBMs, some have others. The benchmarks at xbench.com mention the HD types.
     
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    My Dual Ghz MDD came with a IBM 80 gig and I have since added a 120 gig Seagate.
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    ah forgot bout the desktops...
    toshiba makes the hard drives for the laptops (correct me if i'm wrong) and either seagate or IBM make the hard drives for the desktop
     
  6. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I believe most of the Laptops use IBM. Some models use Toshiba, the iPods use Toshiba, and most desktops use IBM. My iBook has an IBM drive.
     
  7. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I guess the answer is IBM and Toshiba. ;)

    I have an IBM in my Dual 1Ghz MDD.
     
  8. macfreek57 macrumors 6502

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    my late CRT 500Mhz iMac G3 with cd-rw has a 20 GB Western Digital hard drive
    (the best brand in my experience)

    by the way
    i remember when all of the hard drives apple used were quantums and seagates
    i believe that was before IDE macs so they were all scsi
    anyone else remember?
     
  9. strider42 macrumors 65816

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    many of the CRT iMacs used quantum drives. others used maxtor drives. Doesn't look like apple uses any one particular supplier.
     
  10. Rajj macrumors 6502a

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    In the new Notebooks, they use IBM

    For the new desktops, they use IBM and Seagates ;) :D
     
  11. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    Re: What brand of hard drives do Macs typically use?

    Really depends on the year, model, and BTO options.

    Most IDE drives I've encountered in Desktops are Seagate, IBM (more recently), and Quantum (out of business).

    SCSI drives from days of olde were mostly Quantum.

    Maxtor and WD seem to be retaill and/or cheaper PC OEM drives.
     
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    Dual 867 has a 60 gig Seagate. Model ST360021A
     
  13. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the help every1. It looks to be Seagate and IBM for desktops and Toshiba for notebooks. ;)

    To be more specific, what kind of hard drive does the dual 1.42GHz carry? :rolleyes:
     

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