Best Replacement MB HD

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  1. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

    coachingguy

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    I think my Fujistsu MB 80gig HD is dying on me.:( So I want to switch it out for a 120. OWC has 3 120 gig drives for under $80. Which one would you recommend?

    Western Digital Scorpio 5400 rpm 8MB buffer $73.00
    Toshiba "" "" $78.99
    Hitachi Travelstar $79.99

    Thanks!

    Coachingguy
     
  2. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Well with my own personal experience I've never had much luck with Hitachi hard drives, they would always malfunction after only about a year and a half.
     
  3. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I would recommend Western Digital, apple uses them in there desktops sometimes and they seem to work fine. If you can get a Seagate that would be even better.

    If you can afford it put a 250GB in it, I installed it for my friend and he is having a blast trying to fill it up :).
     
  4. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    I agree on the Seagate drives! And going for a 250GB would be an outstanding upgrade from your 80GB. Right now I have a 160GB (5400) Seagate in my PB and it sped things up nicely from the standard 80GB (4200) that it came with.
     
  5. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    If you're thinking Seagate, keep in mind that Apple is currently having a significant problem with defective Seagate notebook drives.

    I have a Hitachi 7K2 200GB drive in my MB, and it is a huge speed upgrade over the stock drive. Of course, it's quite a large upgrade in terms of price, too.
     
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I got the 250 gig version of the Western Digital Scorpio and it's awesome. I highly recommend it.
     
  7. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like Western Digital is the winner. I'm not sure yet, if I'm willing to spend for the speed increase...

    Thanks again,

    Coachingguy
     
  8. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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    Speed increase sounds great... I kind of have a hankering for that 320 GB WD drive that just came out. It retails for only $200. That'd make the MB such a beast... though it's a slow 5400RPM :/

    What the heck would I store on a 320 though? Maybe 250 IS enough...
     
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    What impact do these 7200 drives have on power consumption? I am already unhappy with the battery.
     
  10. joegomolski macrumors 6502

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    Best Replacement MB HD

    Everybody has different experiences.

    I only use Hitachi drives, because of their reliability, in my experience.

    Never had one fail.

    Western Digital and Seagate drives have both failed for me.

    Initially I went with Hitachi because IBM used Hitachi drives. Hitachi, and Travelstar are the same drives. I figured that was a good recommendation.

    And it's turned out that way for me.

    By the way, I use OWC for both HDD, and RAM great company.
     
  11. coachingguy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Costing it out...

    I've been a long time user of OWC as well, however I'm wondering if there is a reputable company out there that may be cheaper. I've looked at newegg, but their 30 day limited warranty kinda put me off. Any suggestions?

    Coachingguy
     

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