Macbook pro 17" which disk and ram?

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  1. markobb macrumors newbie

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    I have macbook pro 17" 2007 year non unibody, i want to upgrade disk and i dont know what type of disk is inside, i think is Sata or what and pc and mac disk are probably the same, couse pc disk are more often on the market? Sata2 and 3 can also be installed?

    I want to upgrade ram too, to 4GB and i need if i am correct DDR2 677mhz and i am wondering if i can put inside ddr2 1067mhz which is more often available. DDR3 probably cannot be physically inserted?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    A 17" MBP can accept any 2.5" S-ATA HDD or SSD with a maximum height of 12.5 mm, HDDs will not even saturate the S-ATA 1.5 Gbps (S-ATA I) interface, thus an S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II) or S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III) HDD is actually not faster using a faster S-ATA interface.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)


    For RAM, you have to use 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM modules, DDR3 SO-DIMM modules will not fit physically.
    I do not know about the 1067 MHz part though. MRoogle might help with that.

     
  3. markobb, Feb 12, 2013
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    markobb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tnx for info.

    How about ram, does it needs to be only original apple or it can also be from other laptops?

    So i need someone who has experience with putting 1067Mhz ddr2 ram in to this MBP and that setup will work. I know that speed in this case wouldnt be 1067Mhz but this ram modules is more often on the market for purchasing.
     
  4. TallGuyGT macrumors regular

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    I've always purchased RAM upgrades from Crucial.com and have never had any issues. They have a configurator which tells you what RAM you machine takes and what they offer. Upgrading RAM on that machine is very easy, I had one of that vintage.
     
  5. markobb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was mistaken the facts, i am asking for ddr2 PC 6400 ram wich is ddr2 and 800mhz if someone has experiance that this setup work in that MBP of mine.
     

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