New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook - Replacing Hard drive


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
joeygator

 
Member Since: Mar 08, 2009
Posts: 4
joeygator is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Unibody 2GHz 4Gb Ram

joeygator is offline
I have a white macbook that is about 2 years old. I want to upgrade from a 160gb hdd to 500. Does it make a huge difference to get 16 mg cache and 7200 rpm or will 8/5400 be more than sufficient.
QUOTE Thanks
harrya

 
harrya's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 18, 2009
Location: Florida/Texas
Posts: 53
harrya is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 15" June 09

harrya is offline
7200rpm is the way to go. There are a ton of posts on how to replace the hard drive. Good luck.
QUOTE Thanks
Stretch

 
Stretch's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2007
Location: Central New York
Posts: 4,779
Stretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD

Stretch is offline
The higher the cache, the better it will perform. A 16mb cache on a 5400 RPM drive will feel the same if not faster than a 8MB/7200RPM drive.

Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

Currently running OS X 10.10
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,599
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Apple's instructions to replace hard drive.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Several questions | G3 iBook problem wont boot up »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
hard drive swap younca Apple Notebooks 4 06-23-2009 10:45 PM
Replacing the internal Hard drive query Stef Andrews Apple Notebooks 5 11-24-2008 07:53 PM
Replacing hard drive in MacBook: what brand? schow480 Other Hardware and Peripherals 16 06-04-2008 04:59 PM
Airport Base Station-How reliable as network drive? What type of hard drive? markw10 Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 01-16-2007 02:51 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?