what hard drive would i need to get??

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by brett57, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. brett57 macrumors newbie

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    i have a 13' macbook. the guy at apple said i need to replace my hard drive. he gave me this website..only problem is, i have no idea which one to get..

    http://www.transintl.com/store/hdd.cfm


    please let me know
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    You need a serial ATA (a/k/a/ SATA) 2.5 which is expressed in the upper left quadrant of the link you provided. From there, there are links to several reputable manufacturers who offer nice products of varying sizes and speeds. I have no preferences myself as long as it meets the needs that I have and my budget at the time of purchase. -GDF
     
  3. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    Max. Speed + battery life: Seagate 7200.3 320GB

    Max capacity + good speed: WD5000BEVT

    Good mix of speed, most quiet and cool: Hitachi 5K320 (not as fast as the other two)

    For lowest prices check Google.com >shopping or Pricerunner.com
     
  4. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Here are some:

    Western Digital

    Toshiba

    Samsung

    Seagate

    Hitachi

    I, from experience, prefer either the place linked here (OWC) or Newegg. Although, as long as you get the correct drive, you might as well look for the lowest price.
     
  5. ptsube macrumors 6502

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    I have the this one. Excellent drive. If it is really quite in the house I can hear it scanning the drive. That's the only negative. Even then it's not a big deal.

    Also, the prices don't look that great on the website you posted.
     

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