MCE Technologies has added a 160GB Serial ATA (SATA) 2.5-inch hard drive to its arsenal of enhancements for Macs. The device fits Apple’s MacBook Pro, MacBook, and Intel-based Mac mini systems, acting as a replacement for the factory-installed device. It costs $ 299 and is already distributed.
The mechanism runs at 5400 RPM and includes an 8MB data cache buffer. It uses perpendicular recording to store information on disk, which provides higher data density in a smaller area, which means it is faster and can store more data. The unit also features Native Command Queuing (NCQ) support. Its transfer rate has been measured at 67.5MB per second, with speeds of up to 150MB per second.
The MCE kit includes all necessary tools and parts.