Type of HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by headviking, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. headviking macrumors member

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    Does anyone know what type of HD Mac uses in there desktopand and laptops?
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Hitachi is one I know they use. It's on my MacBook Pro. I think they also use Seagate, but I'm not sure on which models. If you are trying to find out what kind you have, just click on the Apple Logo> About This Mac> More Info ...>under Hardware find something called Serial-ATA or just ATA for older Macs.
     
  3. és: macrumors 6502a

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    They have used different types over the years. Check system profiler to see your exact model. Probably a Maxtor, Seagate or Hitachi.

    However, if you're asking this question because you're buying a new one then there are lots of very good brands for very reasonable prices.
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    OK, I will take your question a different direction just in case you meant it differently when you said 'type'.;)

    Current Macs use SATA drives as opposed to IDE/PATA drives in past models. In either case they have come from multiple manufacturers even within the same model line.
     
  5. és: macrumors 6502a

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    Ooohhhh. I didn't think of that. Nice thinking outside of the box :D
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    aahh back from holidays hey all!!!



    i think the OP was wondering if you can buy any old HD to put into a Mac.. the answer is YES!!! of course you can!* its only the format of the drive that is different.

    *as long as you are using the correct interface then you can use any drive.
     
  7. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    When I read the question, all I thought of was the interface type, so I would say the same for your response! I never considered brand of drives!;)
     

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