HDD Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by presence06, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. presence06 macrumors member

    presence06

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    I'm looking to upgrade my Mid'09 Macbook (white 13"). It has a 160GB in right now and I would like to upgrade to either 320 or 500. But I'm not sure how to tell if it'll fit/work with my macbook.

    Any suggestions on drives? and is there a big performance increase between 5400RPM and 7200RP?
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    The new drive needs to be SATA 2.5" and no taller than 9.5mm. I have the Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB (7200rpm) and it's performed wonderfully for over a year. I first installed it into my White First Gen MacBook and later moved it into my Aluminum MacBook. Worked great in both. -GDF
     
  3. presence06 thread starter macrumors member

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    so if it's 2.5" it should be within 9mm right?
     
  4. milton.sheaf macrumors regular

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    Um, what?? No.

    2.5" drives are commonly available in both 9mm and 12mm heights. Your notebook can only use the 9mm height.
     
  5. presence06 thread starter macrumors member

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    well how the hell are you supposed to know what size it is then? Newegg doesn't have any specific specs except that it's 2.5" that's it.


    nvm... looked at WD site.
     

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