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    Jan 25, 2013
    SATA vs ATA hard drive
    What is the difference between SATA and ATA hard drives? And would this hard drive fit a 2008 macbook (white,unibody)?

    HGST OWCY0A57915 DIY KIT: 500GB 5400RPM HD for... in stock at OWC


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    pigoo3's Avatar
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Your 2008 MacBook Pro needs an SATA hard drive. Any of these from OWC will work:

    2.5" Serial-ATA (SATA) Notebook Drives

    I'm assuming you want a "traditional" hard drive...not an ignore the SSD's listed.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    The one in your link Frank is an external case and drive so don't buy that one.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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