What HDD would you get for your MacBook?

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  1. teddyvarious macrumors newbie

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  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    I'll go with the Segate since it has a 5-year warrantee.
     
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    The Western Digital has a motion sensor that conflicts with the Apple motion sensor on the hard drive.

    If I can I usually get Hitachi then Seagate then Toshiba then Western Digital then Samsung and then and only if I have a gun to my head, Fujistu.
     
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    I have the Western Digital on my Macbook. There are two models, the OEM model that has a motion sensor (WD3200BJKT) and the retail model without a motion sensor (WD3200BEKT) which is what I have.

    I have no problems with my WD drive.
     
  8. TFMTASAD macrumors regular

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    I went with the Seagate 320gb 7200rpm. Very satisfied so far. It's fast and quiet. Good choice all around.
     
  9. ChazDaSpaz macrumors regular

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    May I ask why is that? Are Fujitsus bad? :confused:
     
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    Ditto.
     
  11. teddyvarious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all the input guys

    ill probably go with the hitachi since i dont care much for the warranty b/c i will probably update when a new version comes out.

    also b/c theres a rebate on it
     
  12. steean macrumors newbie

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    Really? I have the WD3200BJKT one, but everythings been running smoothly. Do you think I'm bound to have trouble with it?
     
  13. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    Argh - I'm just getting one of the WD3200BJKT drives as a warrenty replacement. Am i going to have trouble with putting this in my mid 2008 whitebook???
     
  14. SBG macrumors newbie

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    -Hitachi Travelstar 320GB 7200RPM thats what i have and it runs great
     
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    Seagates are known to have problems causing them to die or otherwise get damaged quickly and easily.
     
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    I disagree with this. I believe there was a single Seagate recently that ran into problems. I have owned several Seagates and have had no problems.

    7200.3 is a great drive when you compare price and speed. You can double the cost nearly and go with 500GB.
     
  17. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    for an HDD

    Hitachi Travelstar 320GB for sure.

    but if i were to upgrade - i'd definitely go the SSD route with a 128GB SLC. the brand... idk yet.

    also - i think it's HILARIOUS that you can look that same thing up in google shopping and there will be results for 1,500$+ and something with the same specs next to it for 300$
     
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    Intel has a nice suite of SSD if you are willing to pay 10X the price for 1/4th the disk space and comparable performance to a 7200.3 (IMO).

    If you have the $$, SSD rocks compared to the stock 5400 but may not have that much of an advantage to warrant over the 7200 RPM.
     
  20. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    eeexxxceeept the fact that they can't be damaged as easisly as a piece of metal spinning seventhousand times per minute in a portable computer
     
  21. mj6252 macrumors newbie

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    WD 320G @ 5400rpm

    I upgraded my 120G with WD 320 @ 5400rpm

    I would've chosen 7200, but I read some review that 7200 makes the battery runs really hot, so I stick with 5400...

    So far I don't have probs with WD...
     
  22. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Go with WD. And I'd recommend the 500GB 5400 RPM. I saw some benchmarks where it was as fast, if not faster, than the 320GB at 7200RPM.
     
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    I put a 320GB SAMSUNG HM320JI in my new white macbook before I even turned it on.
     
  24. jimboutilier macrumors 6502a

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    While individual experience does not always translate to the whole user community, every Seagate drive I've ever had died abruptly and prematurely so I no longer buy Seagate drives or anything with Seagate drives in it. Given design cycles and production advances this may be somewhat irrational on my part at this point but I'll stick with brands I've had much better history with.

    In my case that means Hitachi for laptop drives. I also like WD products but have had them die (with advance notice) on occasion.
     
  25. jtibbitt macrumors regular

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    Solid-state drives are very nice. Cost and capacity may be an issue, but what about installing a smaller, cheaper SSD for most daily use and keeping a larger-capacity external HD around just in case. That would be cheaper than the top of the line SSDs at least.
     

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