upgrading macbook from late 2008

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by davismif, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. davismif macrumors newbie

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    I want to upgrade the ram and install a larger hard drive in my Macbook. I have an aluminum unibody Macbook from late 2008 with 2gb ram and a 160gb hard drive. I believe that this particular Macbook can only support up to 4gb of ram. Is that correct? Is there a max on the size of the hard drive? Can I install a 1tb hard drive or would something around 500gb work better for this computer? I apologize if this has been discussed before. I looked but couldn't the answers to my questions in other posts... Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    Officially you are correct, the '08 Aluminum MB can only support 4GB, however I have heard of people installing 6GB. Hard drive space is as much as can fit in a 2.5'' HD, so if you can find a 1TB HD of the correct size, then sure, it would work.
     
  3. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    We put 6gb in our 2008 Unibody without any trouble, but as the other poster says, your mileage may vary. it should easily handle a 1tb drive. Restore from Time Machine to make your life easier. That is a hell of a good Macbook, we miss ours. Sold it.
     
  4. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    sorry, but the late 08 aluminum macbook accepts 8gb of ram with a software firmware update
     

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