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    Macbook hard drive upgrade. need thoughts.
    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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    Welcome to Mac Forums
    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.
    3yr manufactures warranty

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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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    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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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    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
    thumbs up

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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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    Thought you might, but had to add it

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