MacBook hardrives

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cheep, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. cheep macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    I would like to upgrade my hardrive on my macbook some options include

    Western Digital - Scorpio 320GB 7200rpm

    or the

    SEAGATE MOMENTUS 500gb 7200rmp

    The problem is I cant find the second one in stock anywhere and I can buy the first one at a local retailer...anyone with the 7200 notice a difference is it worth the upgrade from stock? Im thinking this coupled with the ram upgrade will be worth it. One last question when I do install the new hardrive can I just pop in the osx dvd that came with the computer to format the new drive there is nothing I need to transfer form the old drive.
  2. consumedsoul macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2008
    Anyone know if the Scorpio 500gb 7200rpm is coming out soon?

  3. Willis macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    Beds, UK
    Both are good drives. I have a Seagate in mine as its pretty flawless.

    Yeah, once you've swapped the drives, just put your leopard disc in. You will need to reformat the HDD first though but you can do that through the disc utility when you are installing OS X

    As a side note, what Macbook is it?

    I have a feeling that if its the new ones, it will be the same as the Plastic models in that you will need a Torx T6 screwdriver to undo the drive from its caddy.
  4. cheep thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2008
    yea its one of the new ones so i need a t6 screwdriver

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