Can we put a 500GB hard drive into the new MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nanoboy, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. nanoboy macrumors member

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    Seeing the harddrive is so easily accessible now in the new design, I'm thinking, instead of taking the 320GB option offered by Apple, I'll just take the 250GB for now, and then buy a bigger harddrive (say 500GB) to upgrade myself later on.

    Do we "have to" use Apple certified harddrives for this? Or can we just install any SATA harddrives into the new MacBook?

    Cheers,
    Jack.
     
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  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    NEVER buy RAM or HDDs from Apple. Yes, the 500 works. The ODD is SATA, so you could have TWO 500GB drives in there.

    1TB RAID in a MacBook Pro, anyone? Digital Skunk, you've been waiting for this.
     
  4. nanoboy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.

    Apple has actually dropped their premium price on RAM since this week's announcement, now it's quite reasonable to buy RAM and have it installed from Apple. It's about time!!
     
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    Still $10 cheaper from OWC, but yes, it's better.
     

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