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Upgrade Harddrive on Macbook (Unibody 13" Late 2009)


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Currently my harddrive is:

Capacity: 250.06 GB (250,059,350,016 bytes)
Model: TOSHIBA MK2555GSXF

I wish to upgrade to 500gb but unsure where to find an internal harddrive for the job.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Any 2.5" SATA drive will work

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The standard 250gb Toshiba drive in it is too small for my liking and want to upgrade to a bigger 500gb model.
Does the new drive have to be a Toshiba also? or can it be any 500gb drive? Or any other specs it HAS to be when upgrading?
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The standard 250gb Toshiba drive in it is too small for my liking and want to upgrade to a bigger 500gb model.
Does the new drive have to be a Toshiba also? or can it be any 500gb drive? Or any other specs it HAS to be when upgrading?
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Just about any manufacturer will do...it definitely doesn't have to be another Toshiba. Primarily it should be no "higher/thick" than 9.5mm.

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Thanks for that!

Would you recommend this one?

Toshiba MK5076GSX 500GB 5400RPM 9.5MM SuperSlim... in stock at OWC
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Thanks! Would you recommend this?

Toshiba MK5076GSX 500GB 5400RPM 9.5MM SuperSlim... in stock at OWC
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I've merged your two threads.
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