Where can I find a replacement HD for 13" MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Secundinius, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Secundinius macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    I am interested in getting a replacement HD and loading all my stuff into it incase of failure of current (or possible replacement coming tomorrow). Where can I find a replacement and what am I looking for specifically?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008

    2.5" internal SATA drive, 9.5mm high. If you want a backup, either get that drive+and external USB/FW enclosure or an external USB/FW drive like the FreeAgentGo or a Western Digital equivalent.
  3. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    If you have a local Fry's that sometimes have some good deals.
  4. durhamj macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
  5. Secundinius thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2009
    Thanks guys. I have an external HD, 250 gig, that I *will* be using to backup the system. Gotta wait a few days to have my HD replaced at the apple store.

    I think it's a bit of BS that they charge $85 for "labor" when the extent of the labor is 5 minutes of work to R&R the HD then 2 minutes to hook up the other drive and load the OS back in while they walk away and help the next customer. But I digress. Far better service then I would see elsewhere.

    Definitely want to make a second drive in case this happens again, save me $230 and days of waiting. lol!
  6. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009

    Fast(post office, no UPS), fast(7200 RPM), cheap, good brand(no toshiba junk), and large size.

    You can't lose there.

    If it is just putting a new drive into the regular white/black macbook, that is a bit costly. However, if you expect them to reload the OS, then it isn't. It's more time efficient to load the OS onto the drive beforehand, but it's still extra.

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