MacBook (1,1) Replacement HDD Q

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  1. secondfox macrumors member

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    I got my MacBook when they first came out, and I want to replace my HDD with something bigger and faster than the stock 80 GB 5400. I noticed that all the 7200 rpm drives have a 3.0 GB/s interface (or something like that), and that my device manager says that my current drive is 1.5. Is there any problem with my putting in a 7200 rpm drive?
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    None. A 7200 rpm drive coupled with 2GB RAM (the maximum) will give your First Gen new life.
     
  3. secondfox thread starter macrumors member

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    Are there any 7200 rpm drives that people recommend? There's probably another thread about this somewhere....
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    I recommend the 320GB Scorpio Black model#WD3200BEKT for about $90us. I had this in my 1,1 until I moved it to my new aluminum. Works great in both MacBooks.
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Works pretty darned good in my 2.4 uni MBP. Or, I guess, my fiancee's.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I have a Seagate Momentus 320GB 7200.3 drive. Its way faster than the stock MB drive and actually uses a little less power so battery life is better.
     
  7. secondfox thread starter macrumors member

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    And just to clarify, what is the .3 in the 7200.3 all about? Is that for a particular make of 7200 rpm drives, or is does that denote the size of the drive, or what?
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Its just the generation of the hard drive. Like MacBook1,1 vs MacBook2,1
     
  9. corrino macrumors newbie

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    How big a HD can my macbook1,1 take?

    Does anyone know how big a HD replacement I can get? I have the macbook1,1 that came with an 80GB 5400 that just burned out. The Genius at the apple bar speculated that couldn't go bigger than 320GB, does anyone know how large I can go? like 500GB?

    Otherwise I'll get one of the two 320GB/7200rpm models mentioned here - thanks all!

    Something like this:
    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...ecadd110VgnVCM100000f5ee0a0aRCRD&locale=en-US
     
  10. cubeeggs macrumors member

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    I don’t think you can put a 12.5 mm drive in (for 1 TB or 750 GB), but you can get either a 500 GB 7200 RPM drive or a 640 GB 5400 RPM drive in the 9 mm height.
     

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