MacBook Hard Drive?

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  1. SeanEE89 macrumors regular

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    I have a MacBook and I got it with the basic 160GB Hard Drive. I was wondering which is the best 320GB 5400RPM Laptop Drive to buy?
     
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    Got that one for my MacBook. Works perfectly.
     
  5. SeanEE89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Was it difficult to swap the old HDD with the new one?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's about as hard as using a Torx driver.
     
  7. stone315 macrumors regular

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    There's been a lot of threads on this the past few days. Here's the Apple guide on how to replace hard drives. You can also find videos on youtube, but the guide should be sufficient. It's not difficult.
     
  8. albarran9 macrumors member

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    you can also buy an exterlal MyBook passport portable HDD from Western digital with a 320 gig HDD inside. Take the case apart wich is easy. Pull out the Hitachi 320 gig HDD and replace the internal HDD with the new one. then put the 160 gig HDD in the Mybook case and use a program to copy over all your HDD to the new one. after its all said and done you have an internal 320GB drive and an external 160GB HDD.
     
  9. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    Only downside is that your new 320GB is now void of any warranty..

    Best thing to do is to buy a 320GB hard drive on its own, and get a 3-year warranty (Western Digital, Samsung, all have 3-year)...and buy a $10-$20 enclosure..Same concept, just often times cheaper, and better warranty.

    I just bought a WD 320GB HD for my MacBook, and a MacAlly USB Enclosure...
     
  10. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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    No, it was very easy to do and it's pretty hard to do something wrong.
     
  11. dino0829 macrumors member

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    How 'bout in a new MacBook

    Hey gang, good thread. I'm kind of settled on a BlancBook 2.4, can't decide whether to pay Apple $100 to install a 250gb drive for me, or pay Newegg $99 for a 320gb and do it myself. I've never done one before, but it doesn't look like rocket science, and I have replaced ram. Also, does this void the Apple warranty in any way? I want to get AppleCare, will that affect it?
    Thanks guys.
     
  12. Slyone macrumors member

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    Replacing your HDD will void your apple care but doing the RAM wont.

    If you do decide to replace your internal drive **DO NOT FORGET TO PUT THE METAL TAB CADDY BACK ON**** Had a couple of people come to me and say that they cant change there drive out again because they forgot to put the metal tab caddy back then i had to take there macbook appart to get the HDD out.

    But yes i would get apple to do it

    XD :)
     
  13. dino0829 macrumors member

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    Thanks, Slyone. Good to know, and I guess that's the kicker. I'll max out a 250, and by then, they should have 2 TB drives ready for MacBooks, right? :D
     
  14. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Yeah slyone is good at this stuff (and voiding warranties too):D

    Hows the temperature coming?
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Replacing your HDD does not void your warranty; your warranty will only be voided if you break something--same if you use it and break it…
     
  16. Slyone macrumors member

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  17. Nodnarb macrumors newbie

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    Take a look at the selection of the new 7200rpm, 16MB buffer, 320GB notebook hard drives at OWC. I used to have a 5400rpm hard drive and the performance is dramatically improved with a 7200rpm hard drive. Of course, these new drives are a bit more expensive than a 5400rpm 320GB drive. But if you want top speed, max capacity, go for a 7200rpm HD.

    OWC has a good reputation and is recommended by Macrumors, I've bought from them without any problems. Here is the link:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/2.5-Notebook/
     
  18. Slyone macrumors member

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    Yes, OWC has a very good reputation in the australian mac community too.

    Hope everyone has a great day!! :D:D:D
     

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