500GB SATA Drive in MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nc7r, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. nc7r macrumors member

    nc7r

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    I was wondering if anyone had any input on putting a 500GB Western Digital 5400RPM SATA drive in to a brand spanking new MacBook?

    Due to the one shipped with them is 5400 too - will the power consumption (and thus battery life) be the same?

    The replacement I have in mind comes with 3 years warranty so hopefully they'll last longer than the previous MacBook 120GB/160GB drives did!

    Any input would be much appreciated.

    The drive in question is:
    http://www.ifixit.com/Apple-Parts/500-GB-5400-RPM-Samsung-SATA-Hard-Drive-New/IF107-060
     
  2. Kendall015 macrumors regular

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  4. cheapa55 macrumors 6502a

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    on the same note, will a 7200rpm HD affect the battery life? Anyone thinking of swapping out the HD for a larger capacity and faster HD?
     

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