hard drives for macbooks

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by polishmacuser, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. polishmacuser
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    polishmacuser

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    can any recommend any 160gb hard drives for a black macbook core duo. I dont want to buy the wrong hard drive for my macbook. PLEASE AND THANK YOU:)
     
  2. CanadaRAM
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    CanadaRAM

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    HI PMU
    You need a Serial ATA (SATA) 2.5" hard drive. It has to be 9.5 mm tall, there are a few 12 mm tall ones but those won't fit.

    The major brands are Hitachi (Travelstar), Seagate (Momentus), Western Digital (Scorpio), and Fujitsu. All of the major brands are generally good quality, warranties range from 3 to 5 years. Do not buy a refurbished, OEM or 'pull' drive that does not come with the full manufacturers warranty.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  3. GroundLoop
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    The Seagate Momentus 7200.2 is awesome. 160GB, 7200 rpm drive. If you are looking for performance and capacity, there is no better choice out there.

    Hickman
     
  4. robPOD
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    This is exactly what I have in my MB its great.
     
  5. siurpeeman
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    how are you guys so on top of this? didn't these things just come out? i ordered one last night, and i'm hoping to install it by week's end.
     
  6. JPark
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    Any noticeable difference in battery life with the upgrade to 7200?
     
  7. Mpulsive81
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    Also would the speed of the harddrive justify the the extra heat? (I'd assume it would make the macbook hotter, but i'm not 100%)
     

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