Hard Drive Upgrade Macbook

drummerbooker14

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i am upgrading the hard drive in my macbook(black) and would like to know some cheap ones that work for it. preferably mor than 150 Gigs
 

WildCowboy

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There are only two 160 GB hard drives on the market that are compatible with the MacBook that I'm aware of: the Seagate Momentus 5400.3 and the Hitachi 5K160. I've believe the Hitachi is available for about $220 from NewEgg while the Seagate is usually about $280 from most vendors. Be sure you get the SATA version instead of the PATA (or ATA) version...only the SATA version works in the MacBook.
 

knopix

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Your choices are very limited, like WildCowboy said there's very few drives currently available that would work in the MacBook.
It'll be a few months before more drives are available, for the time being the 160Gb drive is the largest one you can get.

Black MacBook hard drive guide
 

manic

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Ive noticed apple itself does not offer 160gb upgrade options at its website, not even for the MBP. Will these drives also enable the motion sensor feature of those machines to function?
 

WildCowboy

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manic said:
Ive noticed apple itself does not offer 160gb upgrade options at its website, not even for the MBP. Will these drives also enable the motion sensor feature of those machines to function?
Yes, the SMS mechanism is separate from the hard drive.