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MacBook Hard Drive and Memory Options


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hi all,
i am about to get a new macbook 2.0 ghz but i have a problem, i really want a big hard drive and paying 250 for a 120gb hard drive upgrade doesn't add up to me. now i dont mind opening up my laptop and i was wondering if replacing the hard drive is a good idea. i have searched online and see there is a 160 gb option ( HITACHI Travelstar 5K160 HTS541616J9SA00 (0A28844) 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Notebook Hard Drive - OEM)

i was wondering what your thoughts and recommendations are on this, weather i should get it or just pay 250 for a 120 gb hd from apple. thanks for all the advice...

ps- any suggestions about where to get 2 gb RAM which is good and also cheap??

thanks again

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replacing the hdd yourself is EASY. i slid in a Seagate Momentus 120Gb. funny thing was the 60Gb the MacBook shipped with was a Seagate Momentus too ;)

dont get the hdd from apple - there's no reason to, as you wont void any warranty replacing it yourself - plus then you'll have a 60Gb SATA drive to ebay :)

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Get a 7200rpm model though.

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meh. does it actually make that much difference? my momentus is 5400rpm and is plenty fast.

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For the RAM, newegg is cheap. :)

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i picked up two 1Gb sticks for my macbook off ebay - brand new PNY parts, shipped directly from the People's Republic :) very cheap too - about 20% cheaper than UK prices.

now i just need the refund for my returned macbook, and for apple to announce the merombooks and i'll be set.... *sigh*

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thanks guys.. love your feedback...

question... would i be alright if i pop in that hitachi 160 gb sata hd/???





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