Max HD Macbook will take

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  1. Sundance2007 macrumors regular

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    What is the max size hard drive the Macbook with 10.x will recognize? I have seen 320GB, will it recognize bigger? Also is it IDE or SATA?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Right now the biggest drive for said MB is 320GB (SATA) 2.5" 9.5 mm high..


    Limit of drive size in Mac OS X is one that we haven't reached yet ..
     
  3. Sundance2007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is the HD user replaceable

    Unlike most PC's I don't see a lot of opening on the Macbook other than the battery, is the hard drive user replaceable?
     
  4. gescom macrumors regular

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    Is this more of a manufacturers limitation of making one small enough for the macbook?
     
  5. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is
     
  6. S600MBUSA macrumors regular

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    Look here and here for directions.

    At this time, yes. For instance, Hitachi announced a 500 GB 2.5 inch HD, but they had to use an extra platter to accomplish that, thus making the drive 12.5 mm (too thick). Samsung then announced one that doesn't have the extra platter and is the appropriate 9.5 mm.
     
  7. gescom macrumors regular

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    Hey thanks for the info!

    BTW - 100th post. I'm a regular!!!
     
  8. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Nice, now you can post in the market place.......;)
     
  9. Sundance2007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Look at posts five and six.
     
  11. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I have said drive and it works perfectly :)
    Although Samsung made a 9.5mm high 500GB HD :(
     
  12. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    The 500gb is due in March, so for the next month, the 320s from WD and...Samsung? are still the largest the Macbook will take. You can find either @ Newegg.
     
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  14. dudeitsvan macrumors newbie

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    could someone link me to a 320gig HD on new egg/some more ram. I want to upgrade once my macbook gets back from the shop. Much thanks!
     
  15. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    You should also consider speed. I opted for a 7200RPM drive with a large memory buffer, instead of a 5400RPM drive myself, with the trade-off of less storage space. With the abuse that laptops go through I didn't want to store everything on the laptop itself, but really needed a performance boost.
     
  16. Lord Taco macrumors newbie

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    I have a 500gb Western Digital Scorpio in my macbook. Works fine, no problems. I love having 432 gigs available :)
     
  17. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, lots has changed in 2 years. The current max is 1TB :D (those 1TB 2.5" 12mm drives fit in the current MBP's).
     

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