Will any 2.5" SATA harddrive work in my macbook??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dan the mac, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. dan the mac macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I desperatley need to replace my macbooks hd with something bigger. I've been pricing 200-250g hd's from apple for about $230 US. I've noticed others such as this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145160 for considerably less.
    Any reason that model wont work?
    What should i be looking for when purchasing a hd?
    And I'm currently running 5400 rpm, what will the 7200 rpm upgrade do performance-wise?
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    That model would work fine.

    You might see some performance enhancement from buying a 7200 RPM drive, but unless you're doing a lot of disk-intensive activities I'd say it's not likely going to be the sort of thing you'd notice in day-to-day use. They can run a little hotter and impact battery life, but not significantly.
  3. jvette macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2007
    The day I got my Macbook I replaced the hard drive with a 200gb 7200rpm drive and I think it works great and was well worth the upgrade. I haven't noticed any related heat issues or battery life problems.
  4. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    Some 500GB drives are too tall to fit, but Samsung's will
  5. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007

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