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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by headviking, Feb 11, 2009.
Does anyone know what type of HD Mac uses in there desktopand and laptops?
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.
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.
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.
Ooohhhh. I didn't think of that. Nice thinking outside of the box
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.
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!