MacBook 160 Internal Hard drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by artgirlofvenice, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. artgirlofvenice macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2006
    Hello everyone -

    I'm new to the forum. I have a MacBook that desperately needs a larger hard drive. I'm searching for any feedback on how well the 160 gig internal hard drives are working in the Mac Book's. Wondering if anyone has experienced any heating issues with the 160 versus 120.

    Thanks a million,
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I don't have any direct experience, but it looks like most people are giving the Hitachi 5K160 rave reviews.
  3. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
  4. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    I upgraded my 17" PBG4 to the Seagate 160GB. Can't tell any temp difference [from 100GB] (right now, it's reporting 91.4ºF, and I've had it spun up for a while tonight). On the PBG4, it's mounted under my left palm, and it doesn't feel much different than the right side.

    It's also noticably faster than the 100GB stock. Virtually silent, but then most new drives with fluid bearings are.

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