upgrading macbook HD to 500GB? is this the correct model?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by adamkesher234, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. adamkesher234 macrumors member

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    hey guys,

    I'm quite a newbie when it comes to computer hardware. I've got a white mabook that I bought about mid-last year and I desperately need more space as I am down to a few gigs. I intend to do the hard drive swap myself as it looks rather straightforward to do. Would just like to get confirmation before I purchase the HD that the below model is compatible for my macbook:

    Western Digital Scorpio 2.5 inch 500GB SATA 5400RPM 8MB Cache Hard Drive
    http://www.elive.co.nz/western-digital-scorpio-500gb-drive-sy1477.php

    I take it that in addition all I need is SuperDuper for the cloning of my macbook hardrive and an enclosure for the new hard drive during the cloning process?

    Thanks in advance, Eugene
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    That drive will be fine. You can see if they have the model without the Shock protection, as the MB has that built in already (at least the newest ones, I think the whitebook may as well).

    Not sure of SuperDuper, never used it.
     
  3. adamkesher234 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. sonspot macrumors member

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    that is expensive, here in canada its going for $119, electronics are more expensive here..

    WD 500GB
     
  5. adamkesher234 thread starter macrumors member

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    it's relatively cheap compared to other hard drives, mind you I am buying in NZ dollars
     
  6. Magsec4 macrumors member

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    I upgraded my White MacBook (the one that came out just before the 'collectors' edition aluminum MacBooks) using that same hard drive, works great.
     
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  8. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    $95USD=$145 NZ dollars. This guy's in New Zealand, hence the .co.nz vendor...

    Plus, you don't usually get the REAL conversion value, and then overseas shipping is gonna be a pretty penny.

    Newegg= not gonna cut it for this guy.
     
  9. sonspot macrumors member

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    i would say ebay if you can find a vendor with good shipping rates,..
     

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