2.5" 500gb 7200rpm drives!

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  1. mig

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    #1 mig, Dec 13, 2008
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    those are 5400's. :p
     
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    is apple offering such hard drive sizes as upgrade options?
     
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    sweet find mig! makes me want to fill up the space on my current 320GB drive already so I can upgrade. :)
     
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    nope. haha! if you wanna go up to 500gb, you'll have to do it yourself. :p maybe during rev B of the unibodies?

    check out that price though. almost $200! :eek:
     
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    whered u get 320 gb? and is this advisable on first gen macbooks?
     
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    320gb 5400rpm is pretty common nowadays. check your nearest computer stores and they're bound to have it. you might have to dig around if you want 7200rpm drives though. try tipidpc for them. :rolleyes:

    you shouldn't have any issues on a first gen. a hard drive is a hard drive and your macbook will read it no matter how big it is.
     
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    72K rpm drive are hard to find and i really wonder why, up until now i havent got one :(

    for 54K rpm naman they are scattered everywhere from tpc ebay and your local computer shops..
     
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    Just a slight correction, the speeds are 7200 and 5400, not 72K (72000) or 54K (54000) :)
     
  11. Shinrai

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    Still good at $200 (assuming no shipping of course) since that's the starting price of most of the higher end drives when they first came out. But yeah, lets wait. This on a unibody MBP with maxed RAM would be a really sweet (and hot) machine.
     
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    hmm is this available now at any local store? :D
     
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    got one at digital walker machines @ greenhills vmall last december.
    fairly priced around 7k 3years local warranty and they'll even do the transfer for you!
    (you might want to go earlier like 1-2hrs ahead cause the transfer may take a while...)

    though you might want to ask the tech guys over there if your macbook is capable of handling 500gb harddrives first. just to avoid any unnecessary spending... just a thought! :p
     
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    I believe all Macbooks, being SATA, can do 500GB. My old MB Core Duo could handle 320GB easily.
     
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    Whoa! 72,000 rpm and 54,000 rpm drives? :)
     
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    I got my 500GB 5200 seagate installed last week..it rocks on a 5-year warranty + 1 year shop
     
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    I just want to confirm. Is this the 7200 RPM drive or the regular 5400 RPM? If you are talking about the 500 Gig 2.5 5400 rpm then you can get it in virramall for exactly 5000 pesos (Wester Digital Scorpio Blue brand) if you ask around.
     
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    i wouldn't mind "settling" for a 54,000 RPM hard drive... ;p
     
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    guys, an inquiry,
    how does a 7200 fare vs the regular rpm in terms of power consumption for our notebooks?
     
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    my bad, forgot to mention that the one i got is 5400rpm. (silly me, and i posted this in a 7200rpm topic. sorry for OT)
    wow, price dropped that low huh? considering i just got mine last year...

    i read somewhere that 7200rpm drive heat up much more than 5400rpm drives. true?
    if it does then its more likely to consume more power...
     

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