thinking of upgrading Macbook hardrive

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  1. buoptip macrumors newbie

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    Well I've got the macbook 4,1 the one from the february update, and I've got the 160 GB factory hardrive. And I"m thinking of updating to a 1TB HD. Specifically this one here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...T31000333AS+1TB&type=product&id=1186003683968

    I've read the reviews on it, and they are mostly good. But I want to know if I can even put a 1TB HD into my macbook. I"m assuming I can since it's just a bigger amount of space. And it does say mac/pc compatible on the specs.

    So is it pretty safe to upgrade it to 1TB?

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  3. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i believe the largest 2.5" HDD is currently 500GB.
     
  4. buoptip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Damn, ok. Any good recommendations for 500 gig hd's
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  6. buoptip thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm ok well, I think I"ll hold off until 2010 when fujitsu is supposed to be coming out with 1TB internal 2.5 form fit drives.
     
  7. philosopherdog macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be careful with the 7200 speed drives. Lots of folks reporting excess vibration, noise and heat with some brands. It's better to stick with a 5400 on a notebook unless you have a confirmed brand.
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    I would suggest against Scorpio Blue as it was making a damn clicking noise every 30 seconds. Apparently it kept parking the needle but it was ANNOYING! I ended up returning it and buying a Seagate 500GB despite people saying the WD is better, and I have had absolutely no problems with it! No clicking and it's way quieter than the WD I had.

    (Btw. I had a 400GB Scorpio Blue originally and it was clicking and went ahead and exchanged it for a 500GB cause they were OOS of the 400, and they both clicked so either they were both defective or this was some retarded feature).
     
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