why does the macbook not come with sata hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by capricax, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. capricax macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2007
    Hey guys,

    I will getting my macbook very very soon, but was just curious: why is it that the macbook not come with sata hard drives? If I'm not wrong, sata is the improved version of ata hard drives? Is the difference very significant? Is yes, how much? How about in quality?

    Came to this question as I was comparing between the dell labtop models and the macbooks. Will still definitely get the macbook nonetheless as I totally fell in love with macs when I started playing around with them today at the shop.

    Also, I understand that the Leopard OS X will be out in October, and was wondering if the macbooks then will be sold with Leopard installed?

    Thanks in advance guys!
  2. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    All Macbooks have SATA (Serial ATA) hard drives in them. SATA is an updated serial version of ATA, which used a parallel connection.
  3. eyebeaz macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2006
    The macbooks will be sold with leopard, once it has come out.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    All current Apple notebooks use 2.5" SATA drives; the only limitation is that they all, as far as I know, use 9.5mm height drives; so 12.5mm height 2.5" SATA drives will not work in any Mac notebook.

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