MacBook5,2 Max Hard drive

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  1. jrock2004 macrumors 6502

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    Ok I have a White macbook with the identifier as 5,2. I know the drive needs to be sata but what is the biggest size I can put in it? Terabyte?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I think the biggest is currently 750Gb. They are coming out sometime in June for about $150 I think. But if you need one now, it's 640Gb. It's a Western Digital one. Don't forget the hight needs to be 9.5mm, not 12.5mm.
     
  3. jrock2004 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will I be save if I click on laptop hd on newegg and tigerdirect? I look and they do not list the height.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You should be mostly safe. The size is in the page with the drive's specifications on it, under dimensions or something along those lines.
     
  5. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    you need a 2.5" HD sata obviously lol

    750Gb is the current limits but 1Tb are coming out soon if you have the money

    installation hints and tips can be found Here ;)
     
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  7. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    The dimensions of 2.5" wide and 9.9mm tall are limits but the capacity of the drive has no limitation. If next year at this time there is a 2 or 3TB 2.5" SATA 9.5mm tall drive, it will work.

    Please don't forget that when your internal drive increases, the size of your backup drive needs to increase as well. :)
     

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