Hard Drive Upgrade Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DigitalVyruz, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. DigitalVyruz macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys, Im new to Mac cause Ive finally given up on PC! I been trying to find some info on this as to not ask a noob question thats probably been asked 1000 times. (im still searching the forum but figured I might as well ask cause im coming up with nothing)
    I just purchased an 08 13" Macbook, it already has a 4gb ram upgrade and was upgraded to 320gb HHD, I was looking to make the upgrade now to 500gb or maybe more, is it possible to swap a Macbook Pro HDD into a Macbook? does it make a difference,.?
    Also where do you die hard Mac owners get good deals from (trust/recommend)

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    The fine folks at http://www.ifixit.com/ will have a guide to lead you through the process.

    You can get a drive from NewEgg cheap. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380 1309740009&name=500GB

    Need not be an MBP or other Mac drive. I used a Hitachi 500 GB drive in my UMB.

    EDIT: You might also want to think about what you want to do with the drive that is in there now. Pick up an enclosure or USB/SATA adapter from NewEgg. Also, you can use Carbon Copy Cloner to move your existing install to the new drive or start from scratch.

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  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    any 2.5" HD will fit your macbook, i think the largest available at the moment is 500/640Gb

    look here for some good ideas > OWC
     
  4. DigitalVyruz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Kool thanks for the quick replies, I wanted to make sure because I was reading certain 2.5" drives might not let the battery and battery cover close correctly.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Stay at or under 9.5 mm height. Most 500 GB drives will be fine. some larger drives are 12 mm tall.

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