help...wanting to upgrade macbook hard drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dane1127, May 17, 2007.

  1. dane1127 macrumors newbie

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    so ive had my new macbook for almost 3 weeks now and i am very happy with it. i got the mid level macbook. anyways the 80gb hdd is filling up quickly and i am looking for a larger capacity hdd...somewhere along the lines of 160gb and up. anyways i was just wondering if anyone out there would have any suggestions regarding a reliable brand or model of hdd to purchase...thanks

    -DMD
     
  2. TBi macrumors 68030

    TBi

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    I don't think there are any really bad brands out there at the moment. I was thinking of getting maybe the Hitachi or a Seagate (also the possiblity of a WD Scorpio). I'm trying to find out which is the quietest of the bunch.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i went with a Seagate for mine. i can't hear the thing, and plus it has the longest warranty of them all really.
     
  4. janey macrumors 603

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    i suggest going external and sticking with the current 80gb.


    only because it's a laptop, and laptops get abused. abuse == hard drive failure...

    Otherwise, I have both Seagate and Hitachi drives, I suggest you weigh your options (performance+speed over noise issues and power consumption) and choose appropriately.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I'm extremely happy with my 200GB Toshiba MK2035GSS (Danish link in honour of your nick :p).

    It's actually faster than most of the 5400 disks, when filled more than ~74 GB data, according to this test.
     
  6. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    I have been wondering about the 200GB HD that would fit the MacBook. Can United States people order that as well?
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yep. new egg linky
     
  8. onebloodonelife macrumors regular

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    I have a 160GB WD Scorpio from OWC. It's worked great so far, and it's a good price with a 3 yr. warranty. I did have to turn off the Sudden Motion Sensor because WD drives have their own motion sensor, but it's easy, just a couple lines in Terminal.
     
  9. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    I recommend Seagate.

    Don't forget you need a Torx T8 Screwdriver if you want to change out the hard drive.
     
  10. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Why did you have to turn it off?
     

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