New hard drive recommendations for 13" MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by David D, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. David D macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    #1
    My daughter has a 5 year old 13" MacBook (black) with a 250 gig hard drive that seems to be dying (increasingly frequent "needs to be re-started" errors on boot up). I'd like to replace it, and would like recommendations. The one that is currently installed is a Fujitsu MHY2250BH. I don't know what size limitations her bios might impose, but if I'm going to replace it, I'd like to get her something a little larger, say 320 or 500 gigs.
     
  2. masterjedi73, Apr 13, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011

    masterjedi73 macrumors 6502

    masterjedi73

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    #2
    I just bought a western digital for the exact computer you are talking about and it's working just fine. I thnk it was $60. at best buy. It's 320gigs.
     
  3. jwhite4304 macrumors member

    jwhite4304

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Location:
    High Point NC
    #3
    Just bought a 750gb WD kit from Macsales online. Install was super easy and now using the old drive as an external drive.

    Jimbo
     
  4. Yaboze macrumors 6502a

    Yaboze

    Joined:
    May 31, 2007
    Location:
    The Garden State
    #4
    I mentioned this in another thread, but I did the same thing.

    Got a WD 7200rpm 320GB for about $60 on NewEgg. It's very easy to replace the drive.
     
  5. David D thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2011
    #5
    Ok, so no worries with the BIOS not liking say, a 500GB hard drive?
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Location:
    On the fence
    #6
    Yep, you could even get a 750GB if you like.
     

Share This Page