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wanna replace a hdd in macbook, any models i should avoid?
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VictorBoyko
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May 21, 2007, 03:24 AM
 
want to put inside a 160gb disk.

i heard that there should be conflicts with 'sudden motion sensor' if i use models that have their own anti-shock systems.

so any particular models?

i'm plannign to go with seagate momentus 5400.2 160gb.
     
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May 21, 2007, 08:23 AM
 
Make sure it's SATA and take a look at OWC: Apple Mac G4 upgrades, Laptop Batteries, Memory, Drives to see what models they offer for compatibility.
     
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May 21, 2007, 08:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by VictorBoyko View Post
i'm plannign to go with seagate momentus 5400.2 160gb.
That's what I bought. Got it from NewEgg.com

Works great.
     
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May 21, 2007, 09:22 AM
 
Some Fujitsu drives are too big to fit in a MacBook. You should be Safe with the Seagate Momentus. That is what Apple uses.
     
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May 22, 2007, 12:10 AM
 
Western Digital just released a 250gb 2.5" hdd for $199 too. Great price...
     
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May 22, 2007, 04:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by tavin64 View Post
Western Digital just released a 250gb 2.5" hdd for $199 too. Great price...
I just saw that one at OWC but for 299$! Where did you find that price?
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May 25, 2007, 05:56 PM
 
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I just saw that one at OWC but for 299$! Where did you find that price?
Directly from Western Digital website. You can buy directly from them.
     
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May 25, 2007, 06:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by tavin64 View Post
Directly from Western Digital website. You can buy directly from them.
Weird. I looked there too. They list the drive but there's no box with price and "add to cart" like with other products. Page on WD site
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May 25, 2007, 08:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Milkman View Post
Weird. I looked there too. They list the drive but there's no box with price and "add to cart" like with other products. Page on WD site
I just checked back on WD site and it seems to be on backorder. But I did some searching and CDW has it for $225.

CDW Product Overview: WESTERN DIG SCORPIO SATA 250GB 2.5"
     
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May 26, 2007, 11:08 PM
 
Avoid everything but Seagate.
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May 26, 2007, 11:10 PM
 
Get a Seagate if you can. Toshiba would be next best. Avoid Hitachi and Maxtor like the plague.

Seagate drives have a standard five-year warranty - no other consumer-level hard drive (laptop or desktop size) has a warranty that good. They're extremely reliable drives, but it's always good to know you have something to fall back on.

Try Newegg and ZipZoomFly for good prices and shipping rates.
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May 26, 2007, 11:11 PM
 
Sidebar - does anyone have any sort of predictions when Seagate will up their drives to 200GB+?
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May 27, 2007, 03:35 PM
 
Heh Maxtor is Seagate now. If you go to a store and see new Maxtor's in a red box, they are actually rebadged 7200.9 Seagate drives. I prefer the reliability of WD drives over Seagate but you really cant go wrong with either drives. Hitachi and Toshiba also make very good laptop drives. You will find mostly hitachi and toshiba on OEM laptops.
     
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May 27, 2007, 05:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by tavin64 View Post
Heh Maxtor is Seagate now. If you go to a store and see new Maxtor's in a red box, they are actually rebadged 7200.9 Seagate drives.
What? Cite your sources, pal...





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May 27, 2007, 05:54 PM
 
Originally Posted by SLiMeX View Post
What? Cite your sources, pal...





It is a known fact that Seagate bought Maxtor a while back, but here is the proof regardless.
http://www.seagate.com/maxtor/
Numerous posts on how their new Maxtor drives are rebadged Seagates
http://www.pricegrabber.com/rating_g..._type=masterid
     
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May 27, 2007, 06:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by tavin64 View Post
It is a known fact that Seagate bought Maxtor a while back, but here is the proof regardless.
Seagate Acquired Maxtor
Numerous posts on how their new Maxtor drives are rebadged Seagates
Ratings and Reviews - MaXLine Plus II 300GB Hard Drive (Maxtor-L01F300) - PriceGrabber.com
Wow, I apologize for my rudeness. I can't believe Seagate bought Maxtor... and then still put Maxtor branding everywhere. I've had nothing what bad luck with Maxtors, two mirrored TB's crashed at the same time on my server, just from useage for two years. I guess I'll have to stop waiting around for Seagate to release 200GB+ and buy a Maxtor, then. I hope they are reliable.
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May 27, 2007, 06:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by SLiMeX View Post
Wow, I apologize for my rudeness. I can't believe Seagate bought Maxtor... and then still put Maxtor branding everywhere. I've had nothing what bad luck with Maxtors, two mirrored TB's crashed at the same time on my server, just from useage for two years. I guess I'll have to stop waiting around for Seagate to release 200GB+ and buy a Maxtor, then. I hope they are reliable.
Well after the acquisition Maxtor warranty was increased to 3 years and for the most part all Seagate is doing is selling their old stock under the maxtor brand now. So if anything you can pretty much get reliable, cheaper seagate drives now just under the maxtor brand.
     
   
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