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Recently my mac book hard drive has stopped working and i found a decent hard drive which i am willing to buy. This is the Hard Drive: Amazon.com: Western Digital 320 GB Black SATA II 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive: Electronics

will this work on my mac ?


Specs: 2009 mac book
intel core 2 Duo
2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
I just realised this cant be shipped where i lived i'll post the new hard drive i find*

will this hard drive be able to work on my mac?
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That drive should work fine on a 2009 Macbook. I know some of the early MB's had issues with some SATA 2 drives but since yours is a later Macbook, should work fine.
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Sorry for the delay i found this drive : Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BPVT 320GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive will this work bare in mind this is a early 2009 macbook february


i also found this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136278
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I found this drive:Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BEKT 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

will this work bare in mind my mac is a early 2009
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I have a early 2009 macbook and my hard drive recently broke and i want to get it replaced


Specs: Macbook 2009 (early)
intel core duo
2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM


Hard drive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Scorpio Black WD1600BEKT 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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Let's not start a new thread with the same subject. I merged your post with the thread you already started.
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That drive should work. If you want to be sure and safe, give OWC a try as all their drives are guaranteed to work on a given mac model.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memor...ade/DDR3_White

Is your Macbook Aluminum or white plastic?
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That drive should work. If you want to be sure and safe, give OWC a try as all their drives are guaranteed to work on a given mac model.

Apple MacBook Unibody 2.4GHz 2.26GHz Memory up to 8 GB of Ram | Hard Drive Upgrade and Video Installation Guide

Is your Macbook Aluminum or white plastic?

White plastic and sorry for double posting
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Hi i found this : OWC 53IM2DDR4GBK 4.0GB Kit (2.0GB+2.0GB) PC2-5300... in stock at OWC

now OWC says that my mac can hold at least 6gb im not really sure though so would this RAM work with my mac along with the hard drive?
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Are you sure you have a 2009 Macbook? What is the Model number and ID? The ID I am talking about would say 1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1, 5.1 ETC. If yours for sure only takes 6GB it's not a 2009.

Find and post that info please. The model should be silk screened on the bottom somewhere.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1635?v...S&locale=en_US

Under the battery is the EMC number.
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My mac is certain 5,2 model i might not get the RAM but I'm looking for some more hard drives :

Basically a year ago apple repaired my hard drive broke in the first 6 months but kept on working just really slow. i noticed changes in games and performance.

*will post more hard drives i find *

the serial number at the back of my mac has been torn :/

also will this drive work: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136279
the only difference is its smaller than the this drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...a30f501e2fc093
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You don't have to keep posting hard drives.... any 2.5" SATA notebook drive will work. Just make sure it's 2.5" wide and no more than 9.5MM thick. Also, if you go to Other World Computing, they outline which drives and what memory will work in your MB.
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That is what I was trying to convey to him about OWC. With they you know it will work or they will take care of it for you!
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Thanks for your help and sorry for being a pain (apparently) I just wasn't sure about something.
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That's OK. We're not trying to discourage you, just want to make you aware of where you can shop with confidence, and Other World Computing is top notch.
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