How big hard drive can I go, 13in unibody

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by x2thaz, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. x2thaz macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2008 13in unibody macbook core duo 2 2.0 ghz MB466LL/A with 160gb installed. I was looking to upgrade to a bigger internal HD but didn't know how big I can go. I was looking to go up around 500Gb 7200RPM or 320GB HD maybe you can advise me the best route I should go

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Any 2.5" S-ATA HDD with a maximum height of 12.5 mm will work, thus you can go up to 1 TB.

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    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
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  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Biggest you'll get in the 2.5" form factor right this instant is 1tb, although Western Digital has announced a 2tb drive coming.
     
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    I have an alu MacBook and have the Samsung 1TB drive, works good.
     

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