Help me upgrade my Hard Drive...

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  1. MUDFISH

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    I can't handle the 80 Gig HD on my Macbook anymore, and it's time to upgrade... What is the best I can do for under $100? I saw some that were up to 500 Gig, but not for under $100 or so.. what do I need to look for, Where is the best place to buy from? (I would assume NewEgg), and what brands are good?
     
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    cool, I have no idea... It's starting to make sense though...
     
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    Fail and aids Cynical Motherfucker.

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    so you can use any 2.5 in 5400 rpm HD in your macbook?
     
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    No, it has to be SATA.
     
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    the difference between 5400 and 7200 rpm might make a difference in how quickly things are for your macbook. you will see a slight speed boost with 7200rpm, but you use a little more battery life, also some people say it might run hotter - but i doubt the heat will be all that much different between the 2.
     
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    Fail and aids Cynical Motherfucker.

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    I see, I may pick one up from new egg.

    Now what memory would a macbook have?
     
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    7200 not worth it IMO. Stick with 5400.
     
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    DDR2 5300/5400 So-dimm
     
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    crucial.com - find out what your system uses there
    newegg.com - buy ram from there
     

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