Max Memory and HDD size for Macbook A1181...

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  1. enOMot macrumors newbie

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    My questions is what size of max memory and hdd could be installed in a A1181 white Macbook with 2.16Ghz (4MB L2 cache CPU) and GMA950 VGA?
    It is a 2007 model.
    Currently i have 2x1GB DDR2 667Mhz and 160GB Samsung SATA hdd.

    I appreciate every answer! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Apple's answer is 2GB, but OWC claims you can install 2x2GB and address ~3GB of that 4.
     
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Currently, the largest HDD would be a 640GB. The larger ones (750GB & 1TB) are too tall to fit in that MacBook. The 9.5mm drives fit, the 12.5mm ones do not. -GDF
     
  4. enOMot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick answers. :)
    Is that sure i can install a 500GB WD HDD into my Macbook? It is a 2007 model, i know the new Macbook White can handle a 500GB.
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    As long as it's SATA 2.5" and no taller than 9.5mm.
     
  6. enOMot thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Yes, that drive will work. Use Disk Utility to Format it as Mac Extended (Journaled) with a GUID Partition Table.
     
  8. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    Any drive of the correct physical specifications will work fine, you will just have to format it to OS X Journaled (Extended) using disk utility on the OS X install disc.
     
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    In addition to this, as GfulDedFan said, you'll also need to setup the drive as GUID boot partition if you're on an Intel machine.
     
  10. enOMot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I appreciate every answers! You guys rock! :)
    Have a nice day! :)
     
  11. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I've got a friend who put a scorpio black in his 2007 macbook, and he's quite happy with the extra storage and the speed of the new drive.
     

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