Is this hard drive compatible?

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  1. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

    Jacksonc

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    It's a Seagate Momentus XT slim, 2.5", 7mm. I know it should be thicker for my MacBook, but i'm wondering if it will work anyway?
     
  2. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

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    Some HD manufacturers offer a kit that is basically a bracket that the HD mounts to giving a 9mm thickness, so that the drive isn't rattling around, etc. As long as the SATA connection is compatible with your Macbook, you didn't mention model, then it should work. Just make sure that if the drive is SATA III, that your Macbook will take a SATA III HD.
     
  3. Jacksonc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jacksonc

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    It's a late 2009, if that helps. Is it SATA III?
     
  4. Twimfy macrumors 6502a

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    No the 2009 model is only Sata II but it doesn't matter you can use a Sata III drive.
     
  5. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

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    Correct, but it will only operate at the SATA II speeds. You should be good.
     

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