Question: What types of Hard Drives will my Macbook Support?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chris001, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. chris001 macrumors regular

    chris001

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    hi there,

    i have a 2nd gen macbook. currently with 120gb of HD space.

    i need/want more..

    i was wondering, would any 2.5" HD work?

    does the rpm matter? i know the faster the better, but will my macbook support speeds of 7200rpm?

    and i know this may sound stupid but, can the macbook hold only up to 160gb of HD?

    or can i buy a larger HD than 160gb? ie. 250 or something?


    thank you soo much for your reply's.
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    your MB will take ANY 2.5" sata HD that you can chuck at it. if you can find a 320gb 2.5' and put it in it will work.

    if you wait until the end of '08 you would probably even find a 500gb 2.5' HD for your MB.

    id recommend going hitachi or seagate or western digital.
     
  3. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    actually, isn't it true that only some drives support the motion/parking feature that macbook's have? Drive will park if the motion sensor tells it too? or something like that? hrmm
     
  4. McGiord, Feb 20, 2008
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  5. chris001 thread starter macrumors regular

    chris001

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    good point cybix, will any drive support this feature?

    and thanks McGiord but ebay is cheaper so i'm probably going that route..
     
  6. tuxtpenguin macrumors regular

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    Isn't there a limit to the height of the HDD? I believe the 9.5mm drives are what is needed and not the 12.5mm drives.
     

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