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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Pad18, Jul 7, 2006.
Does anyone know where i can get an 80gb or 100gb HDD for the MB thats "reliable"?
Seagate, hands down.
what kind would i need?
I recommend newegg.com. There's no real difference between what brand hard drive you get nowadays, just make sure they've got a decent warranty (3 to 5 year). Newegg has good prices and a decent return policy if things break.
You'll need a SATA 2.5" hard drive, too, btw.
You need a 2.5" SATA Hard drive but make sure it's 9.5mm thick, there are bigger ones out there that are 12.5mm thick that won't fit in the MacBook.
lol sorry for being so "special" but are any of the Seagate HDD on bestbuy.com macbook compatible?
I just did a quick check, and sorry, no, they only have Parallel ATA drives for laptops, it seems. Again, newegg.com is really probably your best bet, and you can easily browse it. I'll find some quick links for you, gimme a minute.
I second this advice- Seagate makes very reliable products (at least I have never had a problem with their devices and I have heard many good things about them).
You need a 2.5" SATA HDD as far as I know for the MacBook/MacBook Pro.
damn i dont think my parents would order from newegg considering they neevr heard of it but if u dont mind the links could help
80GB 5400rpm - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822146050
100GB 5400rpm - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822146051
80GB 7200rpm - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822145005
120GB 5400rpm - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822146227
Trust me, newegg is probably one of the most respected and trusted names in computer parts. I've bought from them a dozen times, and each time it's gone great.
thanks alot. one more question, if i use the stock HDD for like a few weeks and then i change HDD how will i be able to get the files from the old to the new?
You can always get an external SATA case for it, I believe macsales.com has them, but they're pricey. The upside is that you can use it as an extra drive later, though. If you're looking to save money, you could just burn your files or whatever to a DVD, and copy them over later.
Edit: Like this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817362001
It's $49, though.
Do any of these thirdparty HDD use less energy than the stock Macbook ones? Wouldn't mind my battery lasting a little longer as well as having more space.