Will I have problems with >250GB Drive in my Macbook 1,1?

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  1. avsrock90 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    80GB is no longer enough for me, so I purchased a 320GB 7200 RPM scorpio black yesterday. I think it is SATA II and the Macbook is just SATA, so I'll probably have to switch the jumpers up, but now I'm reading http://obscuredclarity.blogspot.com/2009/10/macbook-hard-drive-upgrade-instructions.html (and elsewhere) that my macbook's mobo (it's old...) might have trouble with a drive over 250GB? Apparently the problems don't necessarily start right off the bat. Anyone have a definitive answer on this? :D

    Thanks!
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    A friend of mine have a 500GB scorpio in his macbook core duo (i think that is the 1,1 mb?)
     
  3. avsrock90 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry - just realized I put this in the MBP forum. Maybe the mods can move it?
     
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  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    SATA 2 is backwards compatible so you should be fine.

    EDIT:Whoops! you beat me to it :)
     

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