Joined: 09 Oct 2006
|Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:10 am Post subject: Upgrading the Hard Drive on a MacBook Pro
|So, I'm going to buy a used MacBook, whichever is the cheapest Intel Core 2 Duo model.
I want to upgrade the hard drive to at least 500GB. I know that I need an SATA drive, but, as I recently discovered, there are three different revisions. I presume, but I'm not sure, that the MacBook I want will have revision 1.0.
So, I have a few questions.
1) Is my presumption correct? Does the MacBook I want (Model Identifier MacBook2,1, according to Wikipedia) have SATA revision 1.0?
2) If I do wind up with revision 1.0, can I use a drive of a higher revision?
3) If I can use a higher revision, will I get the advantages of it?
4) If I can use the higher revision but can't get the advantages of it, can I modify the MacBook so that I CAN get the advantages?
5) Is there one good online resource or book that discusses all this? I think I understand the actual mechanical aspects of drive replacement. I'm just curious about compatibility issues and the reasons for them.
1.42 GHz PowerPC G4/1GB RAM/250GB HD
2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/4GB RAM/Dual 500GB HD