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    Largest and Fastest HDD upgrade available?
    what is the largest and fastest HDD around for the new intel macbook 13"? I would like to get a 160gb 7200rpm drive if one exists. I cant imagine that they have larger than 160 gb for our comps. Also how do i know if im buying the right one? Is it any 2.5 SATA drive work? Is http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Hitachi/0A28844/ the fastest and largest around right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by apg96
    what is the largest and fastest HDD around for the new intel macbook 13"? I would like to get a 160gb 7200rpm drive if one exists. I cant imagine that they have larger than 160 gb for our comps. Also how do i know if im buying the right one? Is it any 2.5 SATA drive work? Is http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Hitachi/0A28844/ the fastest and largest around right now?
    If you upgarde your HDD, don't you have install the Mac OS X again? Do you have to buy the CD, and is it the same as installing a Windows OS? I need more HDD space than 37.5 (60gb after installing the programs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gblader
    If you upgarde your HDD, don't you have install the Mac OS X again? Do you have to buy the CD, and is it the same as installing a Windows OS? I need more HDD space than 37.5 (60gb after installing the programs)
    yes you would. or you can have someone do all that for u.
    Intel Macbook 1.83 ghz, 160 GB HDD (upgraded), 2 gb ram (upgraded).

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    I use Ghost or Acronis do this type of cloning in Windows.

    I have bought DriveGenius to do the same thing for my OS X drive - I hope.

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    http://www.pagecomputers.com/store/P...t%5Fid=1114992

    is this the right drive for a macbook?
    Intel Macbook 1.83 ghz, 160 GB HDD (upgraded), 2 gb ram (upgraded).

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    It'll run relatively slowly on the core duo, but you can upgrade your Hard drive using Carbon Copy Cloner. That's what I used to upgrade my powerbook's hard drive to 120 gb, you won't have to reinstall the OS.

    As for the type of hard drive you'd need, a SATA drives work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apg96
    http://www.pagecomputers.com/store/P...t%5Fid=1114992

    is this the right drive for a macbook?
    Yes, it's the right drive. I've ordered from them before.

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    Largest - 160gb 5400rpm
    Fastest - 100gb 7200rpm

    If you need storage space, get the 160. If you need speed, get the 100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slyseeker
    It'll run relatively slowly on the core duo, but you can upgrade your Hard drive using Carbon Copy Cloner. That's what I used to upgrade my powerbook's hard drive to 120 gb, you won't have to reinstall the OS.

    As for the type of hard drive you'd need, a SATA drives work fine.
    what will run slow the drive or just the program?
    Intel Macbook 1.83 ghz, 160 GB HDD (upgraded), 2 gb ram (upgraded).

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    well, im not too concerned about speed, I would like to have both, but right now the speed of my HDD isnt too bad and i need that space. Im not sure i wanna just get 40 more Gigs and then need to do this again. It just doesnt make sense.
    Intel Macbook 1.83 ghz, 160 GB HDD (upgraded), 2 gb ram (upgraded).

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