Macbook Harddrive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nayan504, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. nayan504 macrumors member

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    Hello

    My computer is not working and i have concluded it is a Hard drive failure but am not sure what type of hard drive or where I should buy it from?

    I have a macbook from 2006 (black) 2.0 ghz dual core, 2 GBram...i believe it is thefirst generation of macbooks since I bought it in august 2006.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    just need a 2.5 sata drive

    you can get it froom best buy or online at places like newegg.com

    you will need mini scredrivers and a T-8 torx screwdriver (which you can pick up at sears)
     
  3. nayan504 thread starter macrumors member

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    Do you know what size limit the hard drive has to be? I currently have a 80 gb can i put like a 160 or a 500 gb in it? there are no rpm requirements? will a 7200 work or should i stick with 5400? thanks!!
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    no size limits im aware of (i have a 500 right now)

    you can put any speed, even ssd if you want

    only thing to watch for is you need a 9.5 mm high drive, not 12mm....however most if not all drives are 9.5mm these days
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I replaced my 80 Gb with a 500 Gb, you won't have any problems there.

    I also went from a 4200 rpm to a 5400 with no problems, can't vouch for anything higher, though.
     

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