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Hello,

I currently use a MacBook (white), 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 160GB, 2GB RAM which I bought in Spring 2008. I am looking to install a larger hard drive but I would like to know what hard drives could be installed into my model MacBook?

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I personally recommend Hitachi, but really it doesn't matter. What you are looking for is a 9.5mm (height, very important), 2.5" laptop drive. The largest available for your machine is 750GB.

Do not be tempted by the 1TB laptop drives -- they won't fit and generate too much heat (even if "crammed in") to be used safely in MacBooks.

The procedure for changing a MacBook's HD depends on which model we're talking about, but the one you describe should be easy-peasy. Google "white macbook hard drive upgrade" and you should be able to find step-by-step instructions.

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Brilliant! Thank you!
I had done a bit of google-ing but hadn't got very far.
Thank you for this very useful information
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Would just like to check... would something like this fit?

Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 500GB 5400RPM S300 8MB 9.5MM (HTS545050B9A300) - dabs.com

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A good place to start is OWC - they can show you what will work with your Mac.
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Any of these will do:
MacBook (White or Black) Upgrades - Upgrade Your Mac!

Scroll about halfway down the page for hard drives.
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Would just like to check... would something like this fit?

Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B 500GB 5400RPM S300 8MB 9.5MM (HTS545050B9A300) - dabs.com

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Yes it would.
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