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Prisneo
15th October 2008, 04:09 PM
Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT 320GB 2.5" 5400rpm SATA 8MB Cache

Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200 RPM Hard Disk SATA 16MB Cache

Samung 500GB 2.5" 5400RPM SATA 8MB Cache

Samsung Spinpoint M6 HM320JI 320GB 2.5" 5400RPM SATA 8MB Cache

Samsung 2.5" 500GB HDSMHM500LI SATA 5400RPM 8MB Cache

I am getting it to replace the HDD in my Macbook. Please advise.

bljpoad
15th October 2008, 04:19 PM
I just put a 320GB Seagate Momentus 5400.5 (5400rpm) into my macbook. I know it is not on your list, but it is performing well. My only complaint is that it is slightly more noisy than the Toshiba unit it replaced, but the extra space makes it worth while.
- Berwyck

EDIT: Any particular reason(s) you are looking at those drives?

SyncMan
15th October 2008, 05:01 PM
Western Digital Scorpio WD3200BEVT 320GB 2.5" 5400rpm SATA 8MB Cache

Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200 RPM Hard Disk SATA 16MB Cache

Can't advise on the other disks but I believe I read somewhere that the WD Scorpio may have motion sensors like Macbooks do, except Macbooks do it with the entire system in mind, if the WD Scorpio does it, it may crash your Mac with a grey screen, mostly when you bump your Macbook.

Look into it.

Prisneo
15th October 2008, 07:10 PM
I just put a 320GB Seagate Momentus 5400.5 (5400rpm) into my macbook. I know it is not on your list, but it is performing well. My only complaint is that it is slightly more noisy than the Toshiba unit it replaced, but the extra space makes it worth while.
- Berwyck

EDIT: Any particular reason(s) you are looking at those drives?

No, Just looking for a compatible one. And looking for one that is not too noisy, since I am using macbook for music and photos most of the time.

Prisneo
15th October 2008, 07:13 PM
Can't advise on the other disks but I believe I read somewhere that the WD Scorpio may have motion sensors like Macbooks do, except Macbooks do it with the entire system in mind, if the WD Scorpio does it, it may crash your Mac with a grey screen, mostly when you bump your Macbook.

Look into it.

Thanks for sharing. I check out 2.5" SATA - MacFixit Australia Store (http://www.macfixit.com.au/shop/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=34) where the couple of harddisk listed for Macbook online.

I am looking out for more info before deciding on which one to get.

mitty
15th October 2008, 07:19 PM
I think any 2.5" SATA drive will do. I'm probably getting a 320gb I think, plenty of room for everything.