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Macbook 2,1 -Hard Drive upgrade

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Geniuses,

A friend has a Macbook 2,1 (2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (13-inch White) MB062LL/A) with a 120GB drive. He is out of space. In fact, I think he has 10 GB left. He asked me what to do and I suggested upgrading the hard drive. He's got his whole drive backed up through time machine and a snow leopard dvd available.

My question is what y'all recommend as an aftermarket drive to put in that laptop. He's not a heavy user, and the laptop works fine, he just needs loads more space.

A quick google turned up this: http://tinyurl.com/3l494zr which has two drives that are $85.00. 1) 640 GB 5400 RPM SATA-3.0Gb/s 8MB Apple Hard Drive\t 2) 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA-3.0Gb/s 16MB Apple Hard Drive.

That price seems reasonable to me, but I thought that perhaps someone on this board would have something to say about which reseller was the most reliable, things to think about, and prices, and maybe about how much storage vs drive speed considerations.

Any and all tips are helpful.
I also already saw that his laptop can have a max 2GB of RAM, which it has.

Thanks.
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My question is what y'all recommend as an aftermarket drive to put in that laptop. He's not a heavy user, and the laptop works fine, he just needs loads more space.

Newegg is a fairly big online seller so their prices will be more competitive. Western Digital and Seagate are well recognised brands for hard drives but you get good and bad models of any variety:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136692
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148374

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136314

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I also already saw that his laptop can have a max 2GB of RAM, which it has.

People seem to have put more RAM in and found it does support some of it and it will improve performance:

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Memor...Apple_MacBook/

If he doesn't use more than 2GB though, it's not going to make a big difference. The 1GB + 2GB option is not a good idea as it can affect the speed of the integrated graphics.
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Get a crucial SSD Hard Drive. Add 3GB of memory and you're good to go!

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