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1415 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2009 4:27 AM by irons1980
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2009 4:17 AM (in response to irons1980)
1. What is the largest HDD that I can put into the machine?
Currently the largest size is 500GB
2. What is the largest amount of RAM that can be put into the machine?
You can install 4GB of RAM but your MB will only use a little past 3GB of it (3.3GB).
3. If I can only have 2GB of RAM what configuration would be the best?
A 2GB kit which is 2 x 1GB but as stated in #2 you can install a 4GB kit.
4. I have found a way of transferring the old data to the new drive connecting the new drive to the Macbook as an external drive using a USB enclosure, formatting it as GUID using Disk Utility and then simply using Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer the data to the new drive. This drive can then replace the old drive directly, which can then be used to boot the machine. This method appeals as I don’t need to use another external drive to hold the data while I swap the drives over and I can have a copy on my external drive just in case.
Although the above seems simple enough compared to other methods I’ve found I was wondering if anyone has done this in this way and were there any pitfalls that I should be aware of?
I have used this method multiple times. After you clone the new drive in the enclosure, make sure that you test the drive by booting to it. Restart your MB and hold down the option key and select the external (new) drive. The only pitfall would be if you use BootCamp and that is a cloning/transferring method that I'm not familiar with.
-GDFAluminum MacBook 2.4 / White MacBook 2.0 Core Duo / 16GB iPod Touch / iPod Hi-Fi, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2009 4:27 AM (in response to GfulDedFan)Thanks for the quick reply.
I take it from your reply that putting 2x2gb will have no adverse effect so I may go with that.
Thanks for the reboot tip. Wouldn't want to have to take the HD out again as it didn't work!!
Cheers.MacBook 2Ghz Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.11)