What is the biggest hard drive you've fitted to a MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PhilW, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. PhilW macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    I've got an early-2008 white MacBook that shipped with a 160GB hard drive. I'm getting pretty close to the limit with music, videos and pictures so I'm planning on upgrading to a new hard drive soon.

    Simple question really: what's the biggest hard drive you've managed to get working in your MacBook.

    Thanks,

    Phil
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I got my 320 GB hard drive last year. There are 500 GB ones now.
     
  3. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    WD5000BEVT 2.5" is fast and the biggest hard drive that would work.

    Samsung HM500HI is cheaper but slower and uses more power.
     
  4. Moks macrumors member

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    I'm just about to fit one of these to my MacBook.... :)
     
  5. AppliedMicro macrumors 6502a

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    There shouldn't be a "logical" real-life limit in terms of storage capacity.

    Just make sure you get a drive with the right connector (SATA) and 9.5mm height. There are a few practically non-standard 12.5mm height drives...
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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