It is currently Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:15 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Which HDD upgrade for MacBook?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:17 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:50 am
Posts: 7
Hi all!

I'll be getting a MacBook in a few days and I expect I'll be wanting to upgrade its hd immediately.
Priorities are, in that order:
- power draw (even more important than noise, since I'll almost exclusively be working on battery and anyway less power -> less heat -> less fan noise)
- noise, especially idle noise (somehow seeking doesn't bother me, a constant background whirr / whine does.)
Other requirements: 2.5" SATA, max 9.5cm height, 5400rpm, single platter, >=80GB, <= EUR 100, decent warranty is a bonus

That narrows it down to the following:
- Seagate Momentus 5400.3 [EUR 53]
- IBM Travelstar 5K160 [EUR 53] (they list a 120GB/platter 5K250 as well, but it doesn't seem to be out yet)
- Samsung SpinPoint M[H]80 [EUR 51 / 70] (no clue if the hybrid version does anything at all when not used with Vista)

Any comments? All reviews I've found either just cite specs or test the ATA version and / or the highest capacity (multi-platter) version and are basically worthless. The effect of vibration is particularly hard to gauge, since I don't know how sensitive the MacBook is in that regard. Does it even make senso to upgrade at all?

TIA,

Fallen Guru


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group