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

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    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

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    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

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    It'll run just fine. No need to change any settings.
     

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