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    Internal Hard Drive for MacBook 2008
    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?

    Many thanks.

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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.

    Welcome to Mac-Forums!

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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

    Many thanks.

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    A good place to start is OWC - they can show you what will work with your Mac.
    MyOWC at OtherWorldComputing.com

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dayzz View Post
    Would just like to check... would something like this fit?

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

    Many thanks.
    Yes it would.

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