Macbook HDD died. Seeking new HDD buying advice

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by d0GGii, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. d0GGii macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2008
    Dear macrumor members,

    I am seeking buying advice on a new HDD for my 2007 macbook. The HDD died on me a couple days ago while i was listening to music. Took it to the genius bar yesterday, and the apple guy announced that the HDD is dead.

    I am looking for any HDD under $100 to replace the dead one but I want to make sure that I am looking at the right one to buy.

  2. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    Any 2.5" SATA disk will be fine - must be 9.5mm (3/8") thick - most are.

    500GB disks are often 12.5mm (1/2") and will not fit - and probably won't be below $100 anyway.

    I have a 320GB WD disk in my MacBook and would recommend that disk to anyone....
  3. d0GGii thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2008
    Thanks! I'm looking through newegg and now.
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Do you do anything that requires a lot of random access (e.g., database, games, etc.) or just sustained read/writes (e.g., music, movies, photography, etc)? If the former, go with a 7200 rpm drive. If the latter go for a 5400 rpm drive with larger capacity. You can get a 320 gb drive for that much, or the 5400 rpm 500 gb Samsung from NewEgg for $110.
  5. d0GGii thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2008
    Thanks, Cave Man. I went with the WD 7200 rpm 320gb for $99!

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