Hard Drive Overkill

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  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    I'm planning on getting a 320GB hard drive for my MacBook White. (2.16 ghz, 2GB RAM. Right now it's at 120GB (Should be 5400 RPM).)

    Do you think it's overkill/would have compatibility problems/use a lot of battery?

    Specs for the HD:
    Hitachi Travelstar 5K320
    320GB
    5400RPM
    8MB Cache?
    2.5"
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Personally, I upgraded my stock 160GB HD to 500GB HD. Both were 5400 rpm. No difference in battery life.

    At the time, only 5400 rpm was available. Maybe a faster rpm drive would use more juice -- but probably not that much.

    I say go for it. :)

    Of course you could get a larger drive. :D
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It will be fine. I can't see there being any issues whatsoever.
     
  4. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My Mac's like really old-2 years ago.

    Specs are what I said. (2.16 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB hard drive.)

    Would it be overkill to get 320GB (I have a choice between Hitachi 250 or 320GB) and would it kill my fan/any problems?
     
  5. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    go4it :p

    no overkill, just get whatever size drive u think u need.......

    250/320GB drives are, relatively speaking, somewhat small nowadays, with multi-TB ones already out there, and other people have been upgrading machines like yours since day 1.......
     
  6. Eyedn macrumors regular

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    I would say go for 500GB, you can never have too much storage, i need 2.5" tb drives now, cmon you crazy HD manafacturers...
     
  7. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    I just put a Western Digital 500 GB Scorpio Blue in my white Macbook, it's great.
     
  8. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok thanks all! Thank you very much for your replies! :D
     

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