New MacBook Hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bjett92, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a white macbook and am looking at upgrading the hard drive from the standard 120gb to a new 320gb drive from western digital.
    Would this hard drive work properly in the macbook and be of good quality?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197

    Another question I have is that I bought this macbook with tiger pre-installed and a leopard drop-in disc. When I put in the new hard drive do I need to reinstall tiger from the original discs and then upgrade to leopard from the drop-in disc and run software update? Are all the apps that came pre-installed going to be installed again with the repair discs?

    Sorry for so many questions and thanks for the help.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes, that HDD will do fine for you.

    On the installation discs I have no idea. I would assume its best to install Leopard then iLife, then use Software update.
     
  3. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, load Tiger than load the Leopard upgrade disk and do an update.
    The WD drive is fine.
     

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