MacBook HDD Upgrade Advice

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by olly666, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. olly666 macrumors regular

    olly666

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    I upgraded the RAM on my 2.0 Alum a while back and am now looking to upgrade the hard-drive (probably to 500GB).

    The product specs for my machine list the HDD type as 5400-rpm Serial ATA - so will any drive that matches those specs work? Any advice on drives to avoid?

    Also - what is the easiest way to accomplish installing the new drive while keeping my OS and files in tact?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Any 2.5" SATA drive will work, it can be 5400rpm or 7200rpm

    Make a backup with Time Machine to external HD and then use Migration Assistant to transfer your files back to the new HD
     
  3. olly666 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    I have had good luck with the Western Digital Green drives for what its worth.
     
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