stupid question. SATA1 or SATA2

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jamin100, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. jamin100 macrumors 6502

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    Looking to upgrade my early 2008 macbook's hard drive.
    Do I need SATA1 or SATA2.

    I've seen a Western Digital Scorpio HD 7200RPM 250GB SATA1 is this ok?

    ta

    Ben
     
  2. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't matter. Both SATA1 and SATA2 will work fine.

    The WD is a good choice, you could also look at Seagate 7200.3 which is usually cheaper.
     
  3. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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  4. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    You want Sata II. Though it is true both will work. Here is a good list of examples on Newegg of 320/250 7200RPM laptop drives that are Sata 3Gb. Newegg doesn't even sell any 7200 RPM Sata 1 drives for notebooks anymore.
     
  5. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    It is not a stupid question considering SATA2 is twice as fast as SATA1 and there are drives that need SATA2 to operate within specs

    Like the Intel X-25. SSD

    All mechanical drives will not need SATA2.

    I think. :)
     

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