Internal hdd upgrade for black MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Habitus, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone know if the 500GB Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 5400RPM 9.5mm 2.5" SATA HD will work in my 2.16GHz black MacBook MB063LL/A? Does anyone know of any better hard drive upgrades? Thanks guys!
     
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    Thanks! That's the place I found the drive! This is a reputable store? Thanks again and I'll buy it now!
     
  4. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah definitely. OWC's one of the better known companies for all things Mac. Anytime I need something it's NewEgg > OWC > craigslist > eBay. Good find on the HDD!

    edit: In 16 days, they'll have a 7200 rpm seagate hdd in a 500gb...just an option to think about as well

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/ST9500420AS/
     
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    Thanks for the heads up, I'm looking for more room basically for music, do you think I need the 7200rpm drive?
     
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    Not necessarily a 'need'...more of a luxury. 5400 comes stock and works great. But while some argue about the heat generated from a 7200 would (in theory) be greater because it moves faster (thus using up more battery life), I find that a 7200 is more efficient and processes things quicker, which means it doesn't have to work as hard to do the same amount of work (which offsets the speed, maintaining the battery charge) . Some people can notice the difference, others can't. If you're just using your computer to listen to music i'd say the 5400 would be ok. (then again, i'd say just having an ipod would be ok too) But if you plan to use your computer for anything that involves processing information (burning dvds, transferring data, etc) I'd say the performance benefit of the 7200 is worth the extra $50.
     

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