Choosing a hard drive for an '07 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PKBeam, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. PKBeam macrumors regular

    PKBeam

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    Recently picked up a mid 2007 MacBook in need of a new hard drive. Planning to use it as a secondary computer, nothing intensive. Not much experience with this so I want to ask a few questions.

    1. If I put an HDD in it will the computer be so slow that I have trouble using it?

    2. Will any 2.5" SATA hard drive work on it?
     
  2. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a

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    Yes and yes. Get a SATA SSD instead. It'll provide the pep your old Mac will need to be useful.
     
  3. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    def upgrade to an SSD, just shop around for what best fits your budget. Samsung & Crucial are among the top brands...
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    1. I don't disagree with the others than an SSD would be nice, but it will work perfectly fine with a HDD if that is your budget. Apps will be a bit slow to launch, but once launched and in memory things will work just fine.

    2. Yes
     
  6. PKBeam thread starter macrumors regular

    PKBeam

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    thanks for the replies, I think I'll go with a 32gb SSD. I won't be needing much storage anyway and an 850 Evo 120gb will cost 5 times what I paid for the MacBook.
     

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