Upgrade HDD and RAM for MB

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fullerboy, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. fullerboy macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008

    I want to update my MB's HDD and am not sure what to go with. I also want to upgrade the RAM (I think I can only go up to 3G on my MB)

    Its a white MB Intel Core Duo, 2.2Ghz.

    Any advice on what to buy and where would be great!


  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Your MacBook can take 4GB. Go with as big and fast a HD as you can afford. The 320GB 7200RPM drive in my MacBook (Seagate Momentus) is highly recommended. RAM from Crucial or newegg, hd from newegg.
  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    to expand on the information

    HDD- 2.5" SATA (either 5400RPM, or if you want to upgrade speed, 7200RPM)

    you might want to purchase an external enclosure so you can use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your drive over USB (i've done it many times with no problems).

    and www.crucial.com has a system scanner which tells you exactly which RAM to buy and links you to their products which you can add into their cart. they have really great RAM - it's in both my Mini and my MacBook :)
  4. fullerboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    Thank you for the swift response!

    With the 7200 speed drive do you have any issues with heat build up and battery drain? I've read a few conflicting stories about the drives heating up etc? Any ideas?

    Also will newegg ship to the UK? Do you know of any good uk distributers?

    Thanks again.
  5. fullerboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
    Just ordered the RAM from crucial... Very good advice, thank you again.

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