Replacing Hard Drive in my Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kajochims, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. kajochims macrumors newbie

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    I have decided to replace the Hard Drive in my 2007 Macbook, and was thinking of getting this one and wanted to make sure it was a good choice.

    I am honestly fairly clueless when it comes to the ins and outs of computers, but want to 'overhaul' my computer to ensure I get a couple more years of good usage out of it. Anything else that should be done to do this? I use my computer mostly just for light internet usage and school work.

    Any advice is very much appreciated!

    These are my specs:

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
    SMC Version: 1.17f0

    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The black series run hotter and noisier than you may be used too. If you can put up with that it's a great little drive
     
  3. kajochims thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any suggestions for a hard drive that will run a little quieter and cooler? My Mac gets pretty hot the way it is, so I'd like to avoid that problem if possible.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Same drive but in the green series will reduce noise and heat. Or a nice ssd (no noise and blistering speed!)
     
  5. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like the green series, bad experiences/track record.

    Those were mostly the first generation ones, I wonder if they worked out the kinks now.
     
  6. kajochims thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I went for a SSD, what capacity would I want? I'm just a poor college kid and looking at the 500GB I almost choked on my tongue.
     

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