MB HD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jrmontag, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. jrmontag macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2006
  2. H$R macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2008
    I also have a earliy 08 MacBook and upgraded it to the 320GB Version of the WD.

    320GB were the biggest ones back then. I also could have bought a Seagate, for about the same price, but I decided for the WD because it was said to be slightly faster I think.

    Both should be good choices, I couldn't really say which one I would choose now. Maybe the Seagate because of the 7200RPM, though 5400 are more than ok for all the usual stuff I am doing with my MacBook.

    I think I would go for the cheaper one because you can save some money and still get a pretty good product.
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I have the previous gen Seagate in 320GB trim in my Late '06 MacBook. Its a big improvement over the WD 250GB 5400RPM drive I had in before. It vibrates just a touch more. The current WD Blue drives have a very solid rep, however, and appear to be nearly as fast as the 7200RPM drives.
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    I have the WD Scorpio Black (brother to the one posted) Model#WD3200BEKT which is a 320GB 7200rpm model. I've installed it in both of my MacBooks and it performs beautifully. My MB's are the first gen white 2.0 and the aluminum 2.4. It's going for about $80-$100 right now.
  5. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    Hard Drives are all alike IMO. Their parts all come from the same chinese scrap heaps.

    The faster spin speed of a 7200rpm drive will eat your battery a little more.

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