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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by avsrock90, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. avsrock90 macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
    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

  2. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    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

    Feb 5, 2010
    Sorry - just realized I put this in the MBP forum. Maybe the mods can move it?
  4. avsrock90 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2010
  5. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    SATA 2 is backwards compatible so you should be fine.

    EDIT:Whoops! you beat me to it :)

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