New Internal Harddrive?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lk09, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. lk09 macrumors newbie

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    hi im thinking about getting a new internal harddrive. i have a macbook 2,1 intel. it currently has a 80 gb harddrive and i have 38 gb left! would getting a bigger harddive increase performance?

    http://www.macupgrades.co.uk/store/machine.php?name=macbook

    should i buy Seagate Momentus or Western Digital?

    and would a 7200RPM make my laptop run any faster?

    thanks!
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    As far as running low of free space, you're safe. You can, however, give your MacBook a boost by installing a 7200rpm hard drive. This will speed up system and application startup.

    I've always preferred Western Digital drives as a personal preference.
     
  3. lk09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks! but would the 7200rpm have a big affect on battery life or over heating?
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    It didn't in my '06 or '08 MacBook. I have the WD Scorpio Black 320GB.
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    I have the same drive (WD Scorpio Black 320 GB) and I haven't noticed any significant drop in battery life, no increase in heat, and a pretty decent performance boost.

    You'll be glad you did it.
     

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