Other World Computing announced Thursday the availability of
a 160GB 2.5-inch hard disk drive. The SATA drive is suitable for internal installation in the MacBook and MacBook Pro, and costs $279.
The new SATA internal hard disk spins at 5400RPM and is equipped with 8MB of buffer cache. Manufactured by Hitachi, the drive is the Travelstar 5K160 model. It joins 100GB 7200RPM and 120GB 5400RPM drives already available from OWC (they cost $189.99 and $148.99 respectively).
The 160GB drive is 33 percent larger than Apple’s largest factory-installed option for those systems, according to OWC.