Upgrading a new Macbook HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ezekielrage_99, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

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    Well I'm going to get myself one of those cool new Macbooks YAY :D

    But 160GB isn't enough space I want to upgrade to either a 320GB or up to a 500GB HDD and was wondering which to get?

    - 320GB Seagate Mentus
    - 320GB Western Digital Scorpio
    - 400GB Samsung HM400LI

    I was wondering which from a reliability and quality POV which would be the one to get, and also which would work with a new Macbook (as in just released ones).
     
  2. bektravels macrumors regular

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    ^ not sure which HD is the best but I'd be keen to do the same:)

    Sorry if this has been covered or if no one knows yet, but is the new MB as easy to pull open and replace the HD like the new MBP?
     
  3. Suasexed macrumors member

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    How would you go about upgrading the HDD... if you just swap the one inside with a new one it won't have all OS X on it and wouldn't be able to boot up... I'm confused! I'm a newbie when it comes to upgrading HDDs...
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    +1 for the momentus. Low power. Super fast. For a new computer, put the boot dvd in the drive and boot from that.
     
  5. consumedsoul macrumors regular

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    7200 ok?

    So you can get a 7200 speed and put it in a MacBook (it's not 5400 max?)?

     
  6. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Samsung drives suck ass. I'd get the Seagate.
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yep. Uses less power than most 5400s too. I have added about 10% more battery time by going to the momentus from a WD 250GB 5400. I haven't had much luck with WD drives, BTW.
     

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