MacBook Hard Drive Upgrade - Which disks are compatible?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by NN84, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. NN84 macrumors newbie

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    Almighty macrumors forum.

    I am upgrading the internal hard drive in my MacBook, which shipped about two years ago with 75 !! gb disk. I want my next drive to have as much capacity as possible, but I heard from some retailer today that I can only upgrade to 160 gb. I can't see the rational - as long as it is a standard 2.5 inch sata drive, the capacity shouldn't really matter, right? Computer gets the data exactly the same way over sata, whatever disk capacity. So I was thinking ... is it a heat issue? RPM issue? How much can a slower rpm actually slows down the performance? So many questions ... so little time before i foolishly spend my paycheck.

    Serial number for my macbook is W8716CZ5WGL
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Any 2.5" 9mm SATA drive. Currently the biggest one is 500GB. I have a 7200RPM 320GB drive in mine. No heat, no noise.
     
  3. TylerDurden130 macrumors member

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    Can you upgrade it if you have the AppleCare? Will it void this? What if something would break after I upgraded the hardrive, could I just swap out the bigger one for the original one to get it fixed? Would they be able to tell?
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you can; and no they won't. If you want, you could swap back, but it shouldn't matter.
     

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