Macbook HDD died. Seeking new HDD buying advice

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

  1. d0GGii macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Thanks,
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    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

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    Thanks! I'm looking through newegg and buy.com now.
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    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

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

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