Looking to upgrade HD in macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by computergeek, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. computergeek macrumors member

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    Hello I am looking to upgrade my HD in my macbook what the largest size i can go to and what do i need......last question if i can upgrade where is the best place to buy from...

    Thanks
     
  2. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    Macbooks support 2.5" SATA Drives up to 320GB right now (largest that fits anyway). You can get 320GB drives from various places for around the $200 mark if not a bit less.

    You should review the ifixit guides on exactly what to do once you get one.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook-Core-2-Duo/116
     
  3. DarkFlame macrumors regular

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    Largest/Best is 320gb Western Digital $200 shipped from newegg.com

    5400rpm not 7200rpm, but its like 38 MB/s vs 40-42 MB/s write speed so its not like you'll notice a difference.
     
  4. dlm4849 macrumors newbie

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    I have a somewhat related question, though it may seems stupid to some, but I am completely new with mac stuff (I havent even actually bought one yet...Im waiting for the next update).

    Is reinstalling the the OS just as easy as replacing the HD and putting the cd in? I guess what Im asking is, are you going to get any crap for it not being the original HD?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    Nope the system doesn't care what drive is there.

    Also as an update I found buy.com has the 320GB Passports for $169 and free shipping. You can then just take the drive out of the enclosure and put it in the macbook.
     
  6. dlm4849 macrumors newbie

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  7. JHNguyen macrumors member

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    I had a question on this topic as well..
    I was curious, will switching from a stock HD in a Macbook to a 320GB 5400 rpm.. will the battery life decrease?
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    no
     
  9. JHNguyen macrumors member

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    Is this the same for a 7200 rpm?
     
  10. JHNguyen macrumors member

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    Is this the same for a 7200 rpm?
     
  11. eXan macrumors 601

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    Its nothing you will notice for sure.
     

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