changing Macbook Hard drive...?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Joeytpg, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Joeytpg macrumors 6502

    Joeytpg

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    hi guys, i was wondering....what would it take to change de macbook hard drive? what's the largest third party hard drive for the macbook?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Changing the MacBook hard drive is very easy...instructions here.

    You need a SATA 2.5-inch drive...here is a good list of some from a great Mac store. Drives currently max out at 200 GB, but not all manufacturers get quite that high. 160 GB is becoming a good high-end sweet spot. I prefer Seagate and Hitachi for drives.
     
  3. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=8c6ckjy-gdY

    The video shows how to take out the RAM and the hard drive. Remember to switch over the cover from the old drive to the new one. As for the size of the hard drive, I think Seagate has a 200 GB drive but it is only 4200 rpm.
     
  4. itsme92 Guest

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    Yep, 160GB is about the biggest they go. You *can* get a 200GB drive, but it runs at 4200rpm, which is pretty slow. I reccomend Hitachi. I've got a 160GB Hitachi in my Macbook and it is great.
     
  5. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    Man, WildCowboy beat me to it yet again
     

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