What Hard Drive to get for a late 2008 Aluminum Macbook?

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  1. yanksrock100, Mar 1, 2011
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    yanksrock100 macrumors 6502a

    yanksrock100

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    What kind should I get, plus, any websites/places to buy it?
    Also, will a new HD improve the speeds? And is there any way to transfer data?
    Thanks
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    I have to ask now, can one install the OS onto that little 4gb partition? If not, I have to ask what it's for? Very cool looking feature of a HD, though. I will seriously consider it!
     
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    As Mac OS X, even when stripped down (languages, printer drivers, ...), does take more than 4GB of storage space, it is not possible to install it into the 4GB flash memory.
    As far as I understand, the 4GB will be filled with often accessed data like documents and applications, and the flash memory "learns" over time what should be on the 4GB and what should be not. It is not a separate 4GB partition either, it is combined with the 500GB HDD.
     

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