Macbook 2.0GHz (MA700LL/A) HDD/RAM Upgrades

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Gavynb, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Gavynb macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a 2.0GHz MacBook (MA700LL/A) with 1GB RAM and 80GB HDD. Naturally, it runs as fast as an asthmatic snail hurtling through peanut butter and I'd like to upgrade.

    Q1. The specs say that I can only upgrade to 2 x 1GB RAM. Can I go more than this or am I limited to 2GB total?

    Q2. What is the upper limit for an HDD upgrade for this Mac? I am aiming for 500GB and assume that a standard 2.5" SATA should suffice? Also, is 7,200rpm an option to eke out a bit more speed?

    Q3. Is SuperDuper the best way of transferring everything from the 80GB to the new disk. Does this copy the O/S as well or do I need to re-install OSX?

    Thanks in anticipation.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM:
    There is no limit on capacity. Any 2.5" drive will work, either HDD (any speed) or SSD.
    I prefer Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bootable clone of your drive on the new one, then simply swap the drives.
     
  3. Gavynb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the prompt response. Wallet at the ready .. cheers
     

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