What brand of hard drives do MAcbooks have?

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  1. psp macrumors newbie

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    Ok Im selling my macbook pro 17" and want something smaller so the options are:

    Macbook pro 15"2.4 w/ 4 gig ram 250 GB drive @7200rpm for ($2211cdn)

    or

    Macbook 2.4 w/4 gig ram 250 gb drive @5400 ($1762cdn)

    These prices reflect an education discount

    I would update the drive in the macbook to a 7200rpm...my question is where is the best deal Canadian seller and what drives do apple use...Hitachi? I have seen some good drives but apparently they click or something like that...

    heres one i was looking at: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148336

    any input would be appreciated asap as im about to buy.

    Also, would a 7200 drive in a regular macbook put too much strain on the battery life?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That's the drive I have in my late 2006 MacBook. I found it to draw slightly less power than the 250GB WD 5400RPM it replaced. Solid drive.
     
  3. psp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Was it noisy and clicking?
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    All HDs will be "noisy" to a certain degree and "click" because that's how they work...
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I am fairly sure Apple still uses a combination of Seagate, WD, and Hitachi drives...
     
  6. brop52 macrumors 68000

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  7. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    yea my 2ghz alu macbook came with a fujitsu drive also but sold it:D
     
  8. ZunePod macrumors regular

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    Same.
     
  9. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    How much did you get for it? Mine is just sitting around in an anti-static bag. I was going to send it to OWC for rebate but I would only get $17.50 for it which isn't worth it. I guess if the one I bought ever fails I'll just pop the old one in and wait for Hitachi to send a new one (if it fails within 3 years).
     
  10. psp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I called last night and the lady said if i replace the drive it voids the warranty ...how lame is that...Ive read here that it doesnt. Im confused??? She said RAM was the only DIY upgrade you can do.
     
  11. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The WD drive clicked like crazy. The Seagate one doesn't click but vibrates just a little bit more.

    It voids the MacBook Pro warranty but not the MacBook. I don't think they can tell as long as you are careful and replace it with the old drive if you have to send it back for repair.
     
  12. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    The MB and new MBPs? No it doesn't void anything unless you damage it. In fact, it is easier to get to than the RAM slots. (They won't know anyway if you put the original back in).

    For the old MBPs it takes a multitude of unscrewing to get to it and does technically void the warranty but if you put the old one back in they wouldn't be able to tell.
     
  13. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    I know that the Late 2007 MacBooks use Seagate Hard Disks
     

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