Macbook 2.16 Intel Core 2 Duo HD died, Replacement?

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  1. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

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    I am wondering what type of HD I could install to replacement my old one. Which HD would benefit this machine the most.

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  2. stridemat Moderator

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    If you want to see the biggest improvement go with a 2.5" SSD. If you don't want to spend that much money, then go with a 7200RPM hardrive.
     
  3. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    Not sure, I know you can put up to 640GB 5200RPM HD in a macbook. You should try TechRestore. They sell HD and I think they put them in for you too. You can also go to NewEgg and look at HD's there, I heard Western Digital HDs were good. They sell HD's for lower prices too.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  4. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    You can consider either the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive, which should be faster than a regular HD for your most common tasks, or go with an 2.5" SSD for the best performance possible, but at a premium price and more limited space.
     
  5. Surfing@Blacks thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys! I am going to check out all your suggestions and if I have any more questions I will let you know!
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Actually the biggest you can do is a 750GB drive, and I think those are mostly 5400 RPM. If you don't need one that big, I would go 320GB or 500GB 7200 RPM
     
  7. Surfing@Blacks thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went ahead and bought the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Drive, Should get it tomorrow or Saturday.

    Thanks again for all your advice.
     

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