Replacing a Toshiba MK6034GSX hard drive

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  1. rossmurphy macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have a macbook thats a couple of years old now. I got the flashing question mark on startup and have just about exhausted my options. I'm looking to replace the hard drive, currently it's a:

    Toshiba MK6034GSX 60gb (http://shopper.cnet.com/internal-hard-drives/toshiba-mk6034gsx-hard-drive/4014-9998_9-31876515.html)

    Unfortunately I cannot find anywhere that will ship to Australia. Does anyone know if I can replace the HD with a newer model of the toshiba and if so, any suggestions for more widely available models?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can replace the drive with any brand of 2.5" laptop drive.
     
  3. S1Mac macrumors newbie

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    Yes you can use any 2.5" drive, however I would recommend another Toshiba. I have had numerous issues with Western Digital drives randomly freezing, search for more information. If not a Toshiba then Seagate is a close second.
     
  4. Mutinygraphiks macrumors regular

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    I would actually say its the other way around, Seagate then toshiba, only because i have had my 500gb seagate for 2 years and it works flawless.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No platter based hard drive is better than any other. Get the one with the best warranty.
     
  6. Mutinygraphiks macrumors regular

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    my seagate has a lifetime warranty you need to order from OWC
     
  7. S1Mac macrumors newbie

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    That's so untrue!

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    It's personal preference I guess ;)
     

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