Does my Macbook support 320G

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  1. Howiieque macrumors regular

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    Hi.
    My mac can not recognise its hard disk drive. I want to buy a new one. But I am not sure if it can support 320G hdd.
    My model is Macbook Mid 2007 with tiger preinstalled. Its original hdd is 80G.

    core 2 duo 2.0
    boost to 2g memory
    GMA 950 display card

    the apple technical support said the capacity should be limited to 200G but without giving me a reason?
    please give a comment.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    All Macs since about 2002 have had LBA 48-bit controllers.

    The sky is the limit on capacity.
     
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    Current offerings go up to 500GB. I have a 320GB in mine (Aluminum) but it used to be in my other one (First Gen/Core Duo). It works great in either one. -GDF
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    2.5" wide and 9.5 mm tall. :eek:
     
  6. Howiieque thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your reply.
    Can 7200 RPM works? Whether it would make my macbook hot enough to burn eggs?
     
  7. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    Yes, 7200rpm will work fine, but it will run the battery down quite a bit quicker. Not sure about the heat, but in my old Macbook I never noticed a difference as the white ones tend to run hot anyway.
     
  8. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    Damn with the thread title i thought the OP ment if the MacBook will support 320 times its own weight on G force :D
     
  9. Howiieque thread starter macrumors regular

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    1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s, which should I choose?

    Technical Specifications do not mention.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're limited to 1.5 Gb/s speeds on that Macbook but faster drives are backwards compatible.
     
  11. Howiieque thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks a lot for answering so many questions.:D
     
  12. Howiieque thread starter macrumors regular

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    eventually, i bought the hitachi 7k320 7200rpm 320g.
    quiet and not too hot.
    damn good.
    hope that helps others to make a decision.
     
  13. mamingcao macrumors newbie

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    Problem when upgrade to 320GB

    Hi, my macbook seems same as your.

    And I brought a Seagate 320G , 7200 RPM hard disk.
    The hard disk is working prefect as a USB hard disk.

    After I put it in my macbook, whatever I do, my mac just cannot recognize the
    hard disk, no matter Disk Utility or System profile.
    And I tried another 250GB 5400 RPM one is also working.

    Could you tell me what I can do ?
     

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