need advice (hard drive ????)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Audi Rider, May 18, 2009.

  1. Audi Rider macrumors newbie

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    well some one sent me to mac sales. Which one do you guys recommend. How big can i get the drive and will it void warranty.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Care to tell us what macbook you're running?

    Assuming it's a SATA connection just grab a 9.5mm thick 2.5" laptop HD, any size/any speed. I think 500GB @7200rpm is the biggest/fastest available at the moment.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Depends on your Mac, SATA wise that is. Void your warranty? Hardly, the hard drive is, just like RAM, user upgradable/replaceable and hence, doesn't void warranty.
     
  4. Audi Rider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    white 13-inch MB. The 500GB @7200rpm is not going to suck down my battery. And what brand should i go with.
     
  5. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Western Digital or Seagate.

    You may see a minor battery penalty for the 7200rpm drive. Go with the 5400rpm model if you're that worried about battery life.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Depending on the age of your MacBook, a 7200RPM drive might actually increase battery life over the 5400RPM one if the old one is from, say, 3 years ago. I have been very happy with my Seagate 320GB drive.
     
  7. Audi Rider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i got the seagate 500g works great. but i notice i have a sqeek noise i think its coming from one of the fans. It only makes noise when a load is on (thinking) does anyone have any experience with this.
     
  8. Audi Rider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok well i diagnosed the problem its the hard drive its making a loud sqeek noise.
     

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