Which Hard Drive to put into 2007 MacBook?

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

  1. Benjer macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2006
    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

    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    I suggest using SATA just to be on the safe side
  3. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    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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