which harddrive to get?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by KilGil27, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. KilGil27 macrumors regular

    KilGil27

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    I am thinking about upgrading my hard drive in my MacBook, but I'm not sure which one I want to get. Do you think it would be better to get a 120 gig 5400 rpm or a 100 gig 7200 rpm (for about the same price)?
     
  2. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular

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    120gb

    120GB 5400, for sure. Test have found that the 7200s offer little speed advantage in a MacPro. All it will do is suck the battery quicker and make your Mac run hotter.

    What price are you looking at? The Hitachi 160GB is at $219 and will be in the $170s in a week or two.
     
  3. KilGil27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16822152032
    $114.99, but that 160 looks interseting... I won't be ordering my MacBook for a week or two anyway (after WWDC), so that might work out
     
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    Any word on that Hitachi price drop? Newegg doesn't have the 160GB in stock and I don't have a lot of confidence in other shops.

    Anyone have suggestions on where to get it?
     
  5. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    Definitely get the 120GB over the 100GB. You won't notice much of a 'speed difference,' and plus the 7200 will just use up more battery. Sacrifice battery for speed that you won't even notice?

    I think not.
     
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