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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dcl, Jun 6, 2006.
Have you upgraded your Macbook HardDrive ?
What Model / Price / Vendor ?
Any problems ?
I started a similar thread with the same question...
Have you received any replys on your postings?
It's easy. You can use any 2.5" SATA drive.
Some benchmarks and model numbers here.
Funny 7200 results ...
Though I'm probably not the only one telling people -- that a 7200RPM drive only spins fast. aka, marginally better seek times.
The cache will make a huge difference, if one drive has a bigger one -- it'll perform better. Because for small sub-8MB transfers -- it's all cache.
Some drives have more advanced mechanisms, these drives will have a mechanical advantage in transfer rate.
Otherwise all drives will operate around the same MB/sec in notebooks.
Get the bigger drive, get the bigger cache, and definitely buy the cooler drive.
In desktop drives, skip the desktop drives and buy an enterprise class drive -- they may be noisier. But so what, they just may last longer.
I used a friend's iBook G4 (12", 1ghz with 512 MB RAM) and it's weird, but it seemed to transfer files MUCH faster than my Thinkpad T43p (2.13ghz,2GB RAM, 80GB 7200RPM HDD)
I guess OS X transfers files faster than XP Pro? BTW, I'm on Mac forums because I'm buying a Macbook 2ghz hopefully .