17 vs 15 MBP quest

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by derajfast, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. derajfast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2004
    rumor has it that the 17 in mbp will have an 8x dual layer burner.......i could care less about that as i never ever burn dvds anymore. but, the one thing i want is a 160gb HD option, and really really badly......think theyd let this be an option on the 17 and not the 15? or would both get this option? and when do you think they would have a 160gb hd in them?
  2. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    As far as I know the only 160gb drive currently shipping is the seageate 5400.3. It's only available in regular ata interfaces, and not sata, so this is why it probably wasn't listed as an option for the Macbook. Hopefully they'll implement a sata interface soon, at which time I'd expect it to become a BTO option on the 15 Macbook.
  3. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2004
  4. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    From what I've read at different sites, disk manufacturers have only committed to "later this year". Lets hope its sooner than later, because I ordered the stock 1.83 MacBook with a 80g drive, and I know that's going to run out in no time.:)
  5. FarSide macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2006
    There are external harddrives out there (maybe a rumor)... Why don't you get yourself a 1TB external - Sorry
  6. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I really hope they can get a dual-layer Superdrive in the MacBooks soon.
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Just a wild shot here.....but pehaps because an external drive doesn't fit neatly INSIDE a laptop, which is OBVIOULSY what this person wants.
  8. derajfast thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2004
    haha yeah i have a 320gb lacie external now, for backup and video

    but i like having all my music on the internal, and since i have about 80gb of music now and growing, ive got about 11gb left on my internal now

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