Upgrading HDD

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Hello,

I have the latest macbook (2.4ghz penryn, from last spring), and I'm wanting to upgrade my HDD. Right now, I have a 250gig 5400 HDD. I'm looking to get a 320gig 7200. Which one do you guys/ladies recommend and where do you suggest I buy it? Money isn't a problem so the best is best for me.

Also, I have a macbook pro (the first gen, from spring 2006) and the HDD in it has crapped out. Is it possible to replace that HDD with the 250gig 5400 HDD from my macbook? Just trying to kill a few birds with one stone.

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Not sure on the first one, I just grabbed what I could afford from a local place!

Yes you should be able to put the old drive into the MBP, but it's more difficult than replacing the MacBook ones.
 

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Aye newegg is the best place ever ^-^" I'd go with either these two.

I wish I waited a month because these are like even cheaper than the external 320GB USB HDD I just bought. When I bought my 320 GB 7200 RPM it was 160 USD. >_<" Not that bad but still.
 
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I also recommend buying it through Newegg. I just bought a Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM drive for my Macbook and it has significantly improved the speed of my Mac. I also got a really good deal on the drive, about $130, not bad for high performance notebook drive.

As for the Macbook Pro, you should be able to use the old drive from your Macbook. However, if you have AppleCare on it then I should warn you that you WILL void the warranty when upgrading the hard drive on the Macbook Pro simply because it isn't as easily accessed as it is on the Macbook.
 

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I also recommend buying it through Newegg. I just bought a Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM drive for my Macbook and it has significantly improved the speed of my Mac. I also got a really good deal on the drive, about $130, not bad for high performance notebook drive.

As for the Macbook Pro, you should be able to use the old drive from your Macbook. However, if you have AppleCare on it then I should warn you that you WILL void the warranty when upgrading the hard drive on the Macbook Pro simply because it isn't as easily accessed as it is on the Macbook.

130 seems a bit steep for a 250 GB 7200 RPM, especially since both the WD and Seagate 320GB 7200RPM are @ $109 USD.
 
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I upgraded to a WD 320Gb Scorpio Black (7200 rpm) - cost is ~ £60.00 inc VAT (sales tax) which is ~ US$110.00 at current exchange rates.
 

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I have been mulling this over for over a year now. I may do it pretty soon as harddrive space is becoming an issue in MikeWorld.
 
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130 seems a bit steep for a 250 GB 7200 RPM, especially since both the WD and Seagate 320GB 7200RPM are @ $109 USD.

I just checked my order. I paid $120 on 9/15/08. The drive is now $99 with free shipping. I guess I should have waited a week or two ;P
 
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Thank you all for the feedback.. forums like these are great. I've decided to get the WD Scorpio Black and I'm super-excited (and slightly nervous about installing and swapping HDDs with the MBP). Thanks again!
 
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Should I get the WD BEKT or the BJKT HDD? I know that the BJKT has the free-fall sensor, but do I need that if my MB already has an accelerometer?
 

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