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Macbook hard drive upgrade. need thoughts.


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so i have come close to filling up my original drive on my macbook and im in the market for something a bit better then what i have now.

current drive.
FUJITSU MHY2250BH
250 gig

budget.
$100

been looking at this
DIY KIT: 320GB 7200RPM HD for MacBook,... (OWCYWD3200BEKT) at OWC

thoughts? opinions?
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You are better off with the 7K500 which newegg.com has cheaper than OWC Newegg.com - HITACHI Travelstar 7K500 HD20500 IDK/7K 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Retail compared to 500GB 2.5" Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 7200RPM SA... (0S00157) at OWC
Great drive and within your budget.
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thanks man ton man.
how are the sound wise?
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Super fast, quiet, and vibration free
The enclosure and tools will set you back about $20 total, but good to have for the future as well as for cloning your drive before swapping out, or a little more if you look for firewire enclosure.
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awesome.
i might be making a purchase soon.
now i just have to find an enclosure that i like
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I think they are all much in the much.... they start from around $15 and aren't something that you are going to be looking at too often. So, the only real decisionis firewire or not.
Here's a start to your search
USB 2.0 2.5" SATA HD enclosures
HD Encosures
Firewire 400/USB 2.0 2.5" SATA HD
Firewire 400/USB 2.0 enclosures
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http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other...ng/TOOLKITMHD/
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is it worth getting the firewire? i mean is it that much faster or better that i should spend the extra money for it?
im dont know all that much about firewire
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I haven't got a firewire enclosure... but only because I've been lazy in not getting one.
They are a lot faster, and for the roughly $20 more than the USB on its own, certainly worth it.
If you have a clone of your HD and you use firewire external, you won't notice the drop in speed booting off the external, where as with just a USB external it is like waiting for the kettle to boil or toast to pop
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hahaha i might just spring for it then

thanks for all the help
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Pleasure... before you change the HD, clone it with CCC or SuperDuper, and if you need any help or advice, don't be afraid to ask.
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Pleasure... before you change the HD, clone it with CCC or SuperDuper, and if you need any help or advice, don't be afraid to ask.
nice i have a copy of superduper allready
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Cool, just know that you can clone to the new HD in the external enclosure, and then swap it out and you're up and running
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yep i knew that part
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