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I recently bought a MacBook. Intel Core Duo 2 GHz, 1 GB SDRAM, 80 GB 5400 RPM hard drive. I want to uprgade my hardrive and was wondering if there was a limit to the capacity and RPMs that the laptop can handle.

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Nope, as long as it is the right kind, no limit. But you have to consider, the bigger and faster, the more of your battery it will drain.

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I think at the moment the largest internal sata hard drive you can get is either the Toshiba or Fujitsu 200Gb, these I think are both 5400 rpm hard drives.

Currently or it was current a couple weeks ago, if you wanted a 7200 rpm hard drive the largest was a 100Gb.
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I was looking to buy a new hard drive and there seems to be a distinction between notebook hard drives and i guess regular hard drives. Do I need to buy a notebook hard drive or will the "regular" hard drives be fine.
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This link has some interesting info.
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You will require a notebook drive (2 1/2"), a regular drive will be almost the size of your MacBook (kidding), actually the regular size is a 3 1/2" which is much too big for your machine.
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mac books require a SATA interface correct?
anyone know if the Western Digital Scorpio is a respected drive?
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