Macbook 2.0 Unibody Hard Drive Compatibiity

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  1. indigotheory macrumors regular

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    If you would like to upgrade the stock macbook aluminium 2.0Ghz hard drive,

    which would be the best make to go for? is there any that are not compatible with the mac?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    Most drives that are in the 2.5" format can be formatted to work with OS X.

    If you're looking for speed, go for a 7,200 RPM (how many times the needle goes around the platter per minute). For storage, a 5,400RPM is cheaper, but you can get 7,200RPM HDDs in 500GB capacities. If you're really looking for speed and care to lay down the cash, an SSD is the fastest choice.

    There is no "best" option, as it can be catered to your needs. But I do hear some good things about this drive. For a slightly faster drive, you can lay down an extra $40.
     
  3. indigotheory thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi thanks for the reply,

    ok so what would be the cheapest price for a decent 320gig+ drive in the UK?

    and is it right to believe if you change the hard drive, you can put the older hard drive back in and it will boot leopard and have all your stuff on it?
     
  4. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

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    Best way to get all your stuff on the new HDD is to Clone the old drive to the new drive with something like SuperDuper! or Carbon Clone.
     
  5. indigotheory thread starter macrumors regular

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    cool thanks, any names to go for with the hard drive? WD, Seagate?
     

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