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XMARLTONX 05-10-2007 11:00 PM

Massive HD Upgrade
 
I plan to upgrade my HD, not now, but in awhile when my applcare runs out (quite some time).

Would this puppy fit in there? I can't tell if its 3.5 or 2.5.

eric 05-10-2007 11:02 PM

from the connections on it, it looks like a 3.5".

i can't imagine you could find a 2.5" of that size for that price just yet...

XMARLTONX 05-10-2007 11:06 PM

Yeah I thought it was a 3.5 too. Too bad, that would have been sweet! This looks more realistic.

Kash 05-10-2007 11:36 PM

I believe the largest commercially available notebook drive is 200GB, but even then, the only manufacturer is Toshiba (which isn't bad, but just cuts down on competition). If you want one that big, here's a link

I'm not a big fan of TigerDirect. I would much rather shop at Newegg, which has a MUCH better return policy than TigerDirect. I know, you have to pay tax at Newegg, but I personally find it worth the fact that if anything goes wrong with the product within a year, Newegg will replace it no questions asked.

netlover 05-10-2007 11:57 PM

Why not just get the original Apple one ? I believe they have 160 GB.

eric 05-11-2007 12:02 AM

i don't think apple ships internal 2.5" drives without installing them for you.

at least i don't see them on thier website - i only see 3.5" internals for the mac pro.

plus, there's really no "original" apple hard drive since they just buy them from other companies.

Kash 05-11-2007 12:04 AM

eric is correct. There is no Apple branded hard drive, they're just drives made by companies like Fujitsu and Western Digital

XMARLTONX 05-11-2007 12:15 AM

Thanks for the link guys!

bobtomay 05-11-2007 04:44 AM

Xmarlton, that Seagate is not the one you want either - MacBooks use SATA interface or Serial ATA - need to make sure this is what you get
If it says PATA, ATA, ATA-150, EIDE, or Enhanced IDE this is not the one you want.

Seagate does make that drive in SATA, though not on Tiger's site. They do have the Hitachi 160GB.

Newegg carries the proper Seagate drive.

MacBadger 05-12-2007 04:39 AM

parking/disengaging
 
I'm guessing that the ibook will still disengage any 2.5" drive, no particular extra requirements to ensure that it is able to do this?


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