Original Macbook - Best current hard drive replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by SisterRay, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. SisterRay macrumors regular

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    My hard drive has failed. What's the best replacement. Will a Sata II drive be compatible. Is there anything else I should be aware of when replacing, the macbook is 1.5 Gigabit

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  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It has SATA right? Then any SATA or SATA II will be compatible with it. SSD would be the fastest but 1.5Gbit SATA would slow it down so... I recommend Seagate or Western Digital
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    MacBooks take 2.5" drives with a maximum height of 9.5 mm.

    S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (also known as SATA II) is backwards compatible, so drives with the S-ATA 3.0 Gbps interface will work with computers with an S-ATA 1.5 Gbps interface.

    The current maximum disk space is 500GB (465 usable GB, unless you have Snow Leopard, which uses the base 10 for showing your disk space) for drives that will be suitable for the MacBook.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    465 usable GiB. No exceptions.
     
  5. SisterRay thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. wrparis macrumors newbie

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    If you're looking for specific drives, I upgraded my Macbook's original 120gb drive with this one -->> Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT 500GB 5400rpm 2.5” HDD (purchased from Newegg.com).

    I replaced the drive in June and it has been running fine ever since.
     

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