Black Macbook internal HD upgrade

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Big Shisha, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Big Shisha macrumors member

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    The first HDD (640GB) will work.
    The second will not, as it is 12.5mm high, and your Mac only accepts 2.5" S-ATA HDD/SSDs with a maximum height of 9.5mm.
     
  3. Big Shisha thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, so basically as long as it will physically fit in the macbook I can use it regardless of size in GB?

    I'm not a fan of WD drives, so I'll try and find another one that fits the bill, any suggestions?
     
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    Yeah, as long as it fits in (height no more than 9.5mm) and the interface is correct (SATA).

    WD is the dominator in +500GB HDs, I'm not sure what other manufacturers have them
     
  5. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    Read Post #9 and #15 and you know everything about upgrading to a recent hard drive. The only thing that is limited on your MacBook is the physical height of the hard drive which fits inside there, to 9.5mm. If it's smaller than 8 billion TB, which you won't find until about the year 2070, it will work fine in your MacBook. If you're no fan of WD, get the Seagate Momentus XT - or wait a bit and get the Seagate Momentus 7200.5 750GB drive. Furtherer explanations on these drives are inside the thread.

    And WDC isn't really the dominator in +500GB anymore, Seagate became that with their latest products. All other manufacturers than these 2 are not competitive at the moment in the 2.5" 9.5mm hard drive business, at all. Hitachi quitted the 2.5" business officially, Toshiba has no 750GB 9.5mm drive, nor fancy SSD-cache, Samsung doesn't manufacture 2.5" 7200RPM drives.
     

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