any deals of 7200rpm 500gb HD for White MB ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sunnymac, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. sunnymac macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2009

    I want to upgrade my MB to 500gb 7200rpm. If you know any deals regarding this HD...and suggest me which one is worth buying..Western digital or seagate.? Thanks in advance.

  2. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    Does WD have a 7200RPM 500GB drive? It's not on their site, so I guess you should go with Seagate.
  3. budkid macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
  4. raclotz macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2009
    isnt buying an external hard drive an option for you.. just asking... cause it will be a little difficult to upgrade internal hard drive..
  5. raclotz macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2009
    plus it will be much cheaper and you can have more upgrading optioons for the same $$$$:)
  6. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    white mb hd is a breeze to upgrade. If I remember right, pop off battery and unscrew access panel. Lots of tutorials online w/pictures if you need.

    Best way is to buy the new drive (newegg, owc, etc) and an external usb/fw case (OWC a good bet). Put new drive in external case, clone it with superduper or cccloner, then swap it for the old drive and pop old drive into the external case. Just make sure the case is the correct connection for your hd. don't want a sata for ide, etc. You get external, as well as upgraded internal.
  7. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006

    $140 16mb cache, 7200 rpm

    $100 8mb cache, 5400 rpm

    haven't used either one, but always been happy with seagate laptop/desktop drives. Might want to consider heat issues with the 7200.

  8. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nv
    I have been looking for this everywhere. I swear this is the 37th thread i have read after searching "upgrade hard drive" in the Macbook forum. Thank you sooo much for this!

    I already knew how to actually switch out the drives, but none of the tut's i found said anything about how to get your data from the old drive to the new one.

    btw... just got the 7200.4 its was $145 after shipping. I ordered monday, had it by Tuesday afternoon!!! Better get them while they have them. I would have ordered two, but im strapped for cash and had to sell some things just to purchase the one.

    also picked up this enclosure for it to suffice until i have the money for a firewire enclosure:

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