Thread: Will this HD work?
09-13-2006, 06:51 PM #1
Will this HD work?
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For the MacBook? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152040Unibody 2.4GHz MacBook Pro - 4GB RAM - WD 320GB 7200 RPM HDD | 120GB Black iPod Classic
09-13-2006, 08:08 PM #2
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It is the correct specification, yes. SATA, 2.5"
I prefer the Seagate Momentus series, but that's just me.
09-13-2006, 08:09 PM #3set0Guest
09-13-2006, 08:29 PM #4Flash FireGuest
Do you think it would be worth while to upgrade my 80gb 5400 RPM drive that came with my MacBook to a 120gb 7200 RPM drive? I mean, is the upgrade in hard drive speed worth it, that's my question. OR, should I get a 5400 RPM perpindicular recording HD? I can't decide between the two.
09-14-2006, 03:42 AM #5
I have a question about upgrading the hard drive in a MacBook. Will the installation discs apple includes with the computer be able to work on a new HD? How does this work with MacOSX being pre-installed? Thanks.
09-14-2006, 05:01 AM #6
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09-14-2006, 05:07 AM #7set0GuestOriginally Posted by Flash Fire
Which states the 7200 RPM drives do not perform significantly faster. May not be worth the extra $$$. You should really form your own opinion, though.
Here's another site that says the same thing (with a Macbook Pro).
09-14-2006, 11:33 AM #8Flash FireGuest
Well, that just made things much more difficult! Now I really can't choose between a 7200 RPM drive, or upgrading my current one to a larger drive. OR, I could just wait and get a MacBook Pro in a year (but I don't like their larger size... hmmm...)
See what I don't get is why in desktops they rarely, if ever, use 5400 RPM drives anymore. Now they use 7200 RPM drives, 7200 RPM RAID drives, even 10,000 RPM drives/RAID. So, theoretically, why would using a slower 5400 RPM drive in a notebook be BETTER? It just confuses me!
Then again my main concern isn't startup time... it's overall system performance. I would think that the 7200 RPM drive would outperform the 5400 in that... in theory there is no way it couldn't... and it also depends I would guess on the cache size of the disk itself. I don't know...
So, I'm going to try getting a 7200 RPM drive in a week or two, and I'll test it out and post the results letting everybody know what I think.
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