Which Hard Drive to put into 2007 MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Benjer, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. Benjer macrumors member

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    The HD for my 2007 MacBook needs to be replaced, and I want to make sure I get the right one. The original hard drive is a SATA drive at 1.5Gbs speed (160GB). Would I be able to put a SATA II drive in there, or one at 3.0Gbs speed? I'm looking for the easy route here, and I've heard that if I get a SATA II drive I need to modify it first before installing it.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. danetello macrumors 6502

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    I suggest using SATA just to be on the safe side
     
  3. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    Put in a ssd (mine is even sataIII with no issues) it will be the one thing that will make your macbook feel like new...i can't stress enough,how big of a difference it makes...your macbook will preform like it's a new mbp...really!

    I when for cost savings and bought a smallish (don't need the space) 60 gig OCZ Agility 3 ($48 after rebates)...but i hear the intel 320 and 520 models are rock solid and a 120gb 520 can be had for about $200.

    ps: i also found doing a clean reinstall was best for performance rather then imaging old drive over to ssd (not sure why,but clean does post better #'s)
     

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