Any suggestions on drives 250 GB +, and where to get them from?
Have done a wee bit of a search but nothing fruitful so far.
gehenna:MacBook and MacBook Pro take a standard 2.5" SATA hard drive. Better to go for 5400RPM over 4200RPM though otherwise you're placing a bottleneck on your very fast laptop. 7200RPM would be the best option but the price is a premium.
From what I can tell, 7200RPM drives only go up to 200GB at the moment, but I didn't do a big search. I like Samsung Spinpoint drives because of the noise reduction they use. Ascent has some good deals on them at the moment.
Just some things to be aware of if you decide to upgrade your Macbook.
1) It doesn;t look fun getting at the hard disk, so be careful :-)
2) Get a 7200rpm disk if you can .. heat increases a little bit and battery life probably goes down, but you get significant performance increases .. my Mac Mini got a big boost when I replaced the 5400rpm drive,
You asked a Q about the statement of 160GB per disk ? ... they probably mean the drive has two disk platters inside it each of 160gb giving 320gb in total .. don;t worry you;d just see 320gb when it's plugged into a computer.