Will SATA 3.0 Hard Drive work in my late 07 Nov Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by xer0, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. xer0 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2007
    I recently upgraded my ram (4 gigs of G.Skill, if anyone was interested) and was looking into getting a 7200 RPM hard drive. The selection on new egg for 7200RPM 2.5, SATA 1.5 hard drives is limited to Hitatchi. I'd prefer a seagate or western digital. There are how ever an abundance of 7200 RPM 2.5 SATA 3.0 drives. I've read these are backwards compatible but sometimes you need to hit a jumper on the the motherboard. Was wondering if I need to do this for a macbook or will it automatically just downgrade it self to a 1.5 speed?
  2. Bengt77 macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2002
    Most (if not all) SATA drives have their own jumper to downgrade them to 1.5Gbps speed. No need to do it on the motherboard.
  3. chipchen macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2002
    It'll run just fine. No need to change any settings.

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