Need help in upgrading HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dlegendkiller, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. dlegendkiller macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I have a 2007 Macbook A1181 and I want to upgrade its hard drive. Apple's upgrade options are way too expensive, that's why I came here to get your opinion (if you guys don't mind :D ). To cut things short, can I buy any kind of 2.5" Internal Hard drive (Not SSD)? How do I know if it will fit in my macbook or not?

    Thank you and I appreciate each your replies.
     
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Any standard 2.5" will fit. Very easy to do...go to ifixit.com if you don't know how.

    Purchase a 2.5 external housing for the old one if you want to migrate your stuff (and also make use of the old drive afterwards). Newegg is good for those.
     
  3. nosefacekilla macrumors newbie

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    Im upgrading to an ssd in my 2009 macbook, and i used these websites to buy it, they also have hdd and show which ones are compatible with macs, google crucial and, then google macsales and compare the prices, hope this helps
     
  4. dlegendkiller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you guys. I will be looking for a 500gb. I think 2.5" is rare these days, don't you think?
     
  5. Jaben3421 macrumors regular

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    Unless you're using a laptop like the rMBP, or a desktop workstation, most computers made in the last few years use 2.5" SATA connection. I think it kind of hard to find a hard drive that isn't 2.5" for a laptop.
     

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