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Only have a Hitachi 160gb 5400 drive at the moment. Thinking of upgrading to a 500gb 7200 drive. Any recommended brand or type for the macs?
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Only have a Hitachi 160gb 5400 drive at the moment. Thinking of upgrading to a 500gb 7200 drive. Any recommended brand or type for the macs?
I would say it really doesn't matter. Just about any brand is fine (Seagate, WD, Hitachi, Toshiba, etc.). They're all pretty good...just shop for a good price. You could start with these guys:

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Won't a 7200rpm drive drain more power when not connected to the A/C?
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I have a 17" MPB with the 500gb 7200rpm hard drive. I am probably on my laptop 10 hours a day on average with my screen brightness all the way up and I seem to have quite a long battery life.

To be honest, I consider it to be such a minuscule difference on battery life. I would just opt for the 7200rpm to begin with and get a hard drive with a good cache size.

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the momentus is 500gb 7200 rpm 16mb cache. best choice, imo.

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I would say it really doesn't matter. Just about any brand is fine (Seagate, WD, Hitachi, Toshiba, etc.). They're all pretty good...just shop for a good price. You could start with these guys:

OWC

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Agree with Nick 110%.
OWC or NewEgg. Both are fine retailers and have great warranties, etc.
I have a 500GB 7200RPM Hitachi drive I bought from NewEgg several months ago and it is quiet, doesn't get super hot, and was easy to install. Plus I got a great price on it.

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Won't a 7200rpm drive drain more power when not connected to the A/C?
Who knows as you have not shared your computer details with us? The answer is no it will not make a noticeable difference in a MacBook.

As Nick advised go to OWC.

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OWC is decent to deal with, their website is Performance Upgrades; FireWire USB SATA Storage; Memory, more at OWC
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