Where to buy a new hard drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bag La Doosh, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Bag La Doosh macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    My hard drive went out in my imac G5. The guy at the Apple store showed me how easy it was to put a new one in to save me the huge labor bill from Apple but didn't tell me where to get a new one. He said I need a Serial ATA drive and it didn't matter what size. Can someone tell me what and where to get this? I had a 160GB in my imac.
    Thanks.
     
  2. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    Try looking at newegg.com or owc.com.

    They both have great prices and service.
     
  3. pastrychef macrumors 601

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  4. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    I replaced the hard drive in my G5 iMac about 4 months ago with one from newegg, very simple process. As you have said, just make sure you get a 3.5" SATA drive.

    I bought a 400gig one for about 80 shipped.
     
  5. Angrist macrumors 6502

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    Newegg.com or frys.com.

    Frys has better sales, but newegg has better prices at any random time.
     
  6. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I picked up a 750GB Seagate drive at geeks.com for $147.50 shipped. Tigerdirect.com is also good -- I think they still have 500GB Seagates for $109.
     
  7. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Recommend Newegg as well - go for a drive with decent cache for access speed. if going for a 500 look for 32mb cache vs 16 or 8. You may also consider the new 640GB drives that have 320 per platter they are supposed to be faster and reliable.
     
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