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

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

  1. Gavynb macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2012

    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Mar 12, 2012
    Thanks for the prompt response. Wallet at the ready .. cheers

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