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    Dec 28, 2009
    What kind of hard drive can I use to upgrade my MacBook?
    Hi, a totally ignorant post here, any help would be appreciated:

    I'm looking to change hard drives in my MB (the old one died) but I don't know if my choice is limited in any way. Is there a specific kind of HD that I need to get? My MB is white 13", 2GHz, 120gb, a couple of years old (07/08).

    There's a guy selling a HD from his MB Pro -- would that fit?

    Or would just any 2.5" drive fit? Do I need to pay specific attention to anything (I read something about SATA150 and SATA300 thing...)?

    Maybe something like this:
    TOSHIBA HDD2H24 SATA 2.5 250GB HARD DRIVE WINDOWS 7 - eBay (item 230416708857 end time Dec-31-09 10:19:02 PST)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Jul 24, 2008
    MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB
    2.5" SATA 9.5mm height.

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    Sep 04, 2007
    Brandon, MS, USA
    24" iMac 3.06GHz 8GB of RAM 2TB HDD, 13" Aluminum MacBook 2.0GHz 4GB of RAM 500GB HDD
    This one would be fine. I would be cautious buying a used HDD, you never know what you are going to get. Plus you would have a hard time getting any warranty support if something should go wrong. - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD2500BEKT 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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    Dec 28, 2009
    great, thanks!

  5. #5

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    Apr 17, 2012
    SSD all the way
    If you can afford it, you want to go Solid State. For me, upgrading from Apple's standard MBP 5400rpm HD to a 250GB SSD was a greater performance boost than the newer processors over the old.

    This post has some good technical info on the difference Do You Know What is Solid state drive ? |

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