New Hard Drive for MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by nigelly, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. nigelly macrumors regular

    nigelly

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    Hi there, I wrecked the HD in my MacBook and its time for me to learn about replacing it. I think I can figure out the installation process but i need a few more details. What kind of hard drive do I need? (brandwise, obviously an internal one) But what one fits in the Macbook? Are there different dimensions etc? Also what would everyone recommend as far as a reliable one? Thanks!

    Nigel
     
  2. dtx macrumors newbie

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    what model? what generation?
    Generally you need a 2.5" SATA hard drive. 5400RPM is recommended to maintain you battery life and keep the heat and noise to a minimum. If performance is #1, and you don't care about battery, heat and noise, go with 7200RPM.
    Post more details of your MB and we can talk more.
     
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  4. nigelly thread starter macrumors regular

    nigelly

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    I'm not sure on the model, its a white macbook from mid 2007, 1 gb ram with a 2.16 ghz processor i think
     
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  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    definitly look on newegg

    they are alot cheaper for 250gig hdds
     
  7. Metatron macrumors 6502

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    Funny...I looked at his link before you posted and thought...WOW, HDs sure are cheap these days.

    I have to agree, newegg usually has the best prices.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    haha yea, here is a link for the 250 gig hdds

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380 1309729183&name=250GB

    for the price you linked to op, you could get a 320 at 7200 rpm for cheaper or at the same price a 500 5400 rpm drive

    heck this is a 250 gig drive with same specs for only 60 bucks

    here are 500 gig drives with free shipping as well
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380 1309740009&name=500GB
    also, you wont have to pay sales tax either fyi
     

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