Upgrading to uMB w/ WD Black 320gb 7200rpm

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  1. fr00b macrumors regular

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    So I'm thinking of upgrading my stock 160gb HDD that came with my uMB, late 2008. Im thinking of buying a HDD with 7200rpm speed, and I came across the WD Black for under £60 from Lambda Tek.

    http://www.lambda-tek.com/componentshop/index.pl?searchString=WD3200BJKT&level1_uid=0&go=go

    Is this good value for money, and is it reliable, quiet, and not a heavy impact on battery life. Are there any other alternatives?

    Finally, to move my whole OS across, would I need a 2.5" caddy, format the 320gb, and then restore from a Time Machine back up?

    Thanks ;)

    EDIT: Thread titles meant to read Upgrading uMB w/ WD Scorpio Black 320gb 7200rpm
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I recommend that you buy This One instead. The fall sensor in the one that you posted will interfere with the motion sensor that is in your MacBook. I have this model in mine and it works perfect. -GDF
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    That hasn't been proven yet. Apple uses the Seagate 7200.4 with G-Shock. If it really did conflict with the motion sensor, I don't think Apple would be using it. If there is an article out there, I would love to read it - would make a good read.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Well: Here
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    Granted these aren't proven but I say why risk it. Why not go with a drive with a better track record.
     
  5. fr00b thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah right. Thanks for your replies. I was initially going to buy the one without the free fall sensor, but I wasn't aware of the fact that the Macbook had it's own SMS.

    I will go for the Black without then.
     

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