noob question about hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by 150-cav, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. 150-cav macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    i have a 13" macbook and i want to change the hard drive, i saw the step by step instructions but the bottom side of my macbook doesn't look like that.

    any help is great, but here is what i've heard

    i heard that you have to use the same brand of hard drive as what came with your mac, is that true?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    What MacBook do you have? You can use any 2.5" SATA drive, it doesn't have to be from same manufacturer as your current
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    As noted by Hellhammer ( \m/ ), this is not true at all. You just need a disk that fits.
  4. 150-cav thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    thanks, this site is really helpful, i followed your links and found some install videos at other world computing, very helpful

    this is why i left windows lol
  5. Arrandale macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2010
    #5 has some excellent tutorials as well

    my macbook white fan died, and they had excellent step by step instructions on taking it apart and diy servicing it

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