Need larger 2.5 inch drive for my 2008 macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kristenanne77, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. kristenanne77 macrumors regular

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    I have a 2008 macbook with a 500 Gig drive in it running Leopard. (I believe its a 2.5 inch SATA drive)
    Time to grow!! Need a larger drive. Anybody know the largest size i can get that would work with my macbook?
    Would like 1 terra if possible or do i need smaller?

    :confused:Any recomendations for a larger 2.5 inch drive that is compatable, reliable and easy to replace? Looking specifically for a good brand (model number) and a place to buy (maybe tiger direct?)

    Thanks
    K
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You need a 2.5" S-ATA HDD with a maximum height of 9.5 mm, see here for several 1 TB versions from Samsung and WD. I cannot recommend a specific on though.

    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)
     

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