MacBook HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Sithikorn, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Sithikorn macrumors newbie

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    My friend has a first-version MacBook that feature the Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz. now she upgraded the RAM from 512MB to 2GB after i told her to do so, and i've plan to buy a new HDD for her (now only have 60GB) to be a 120GB. but the problem is the interface that use in MacBook for HDD is it SATA I or SATA II ? i've read some forums that say shouldn't worry about it (SATA) but since it the first version of MacBook so i need to be sure before i give it to her for a present. Thank you in advance!:apple:
     
  2. Natsu macrumors member

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    I'm no expert but if u go to fortune town (IT center) or the istudio, u might get the answer. Living in thailand right?
     
  3. zaney macrumors regular

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    It shouldnt matter, SATA hard drives are interchangeable. If you put a SATA II in a SATA I laptop, it should just run at the lower speed.
     
  4. szsiddiq macrumors 6502

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    zaney is right, as long as it's SATA, you're good to go
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    They are all SATAI (MB, MBP, iMac, Mini) at 1.5 gbps. Have a read here.
     
  6. herman238 macrumors member

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    SATA II drives are fully backwards compatible
     
  7. Rhosfelt macrumors 65816

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    (s)he might be looking for the best buy for their friend, so a SATA 120gb HD would be Here(newegg) or Here (tigerdirect)

    A lot of people will quarrel over these two sites, I personally have had better luck with Newegg, however people will say just the opposite. So my advice is figure out exactly what you need/want and then find the better deal (most arguments about the two sites are over returns.)
     
  8. krye macrumors 68000

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    Any SATA drive is fine. I put a new 160G drive in my 1st gen MB without any problems. I got it from macsales.com
     

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