Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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Upgrading MacBook Core Duo with Seagate Momentus XT 750

I am looking to upgrade my MacBook Core Duo (2006) with this drive, Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB but how do I check which SATA connection I've got? Is it complicated/costly to replace it to SATA III?


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I've installed several of these with no problem. It is a SATA II but is backward compatable with your machine. Here's the manual on it: http://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles...

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So is my MacBook SATA I? Will it make it less fast compared with SATA II? Is it worth/possible upgrading the connector? I'm a newbie in the field of hard drives. Your help is much appreciated.


The BUS speed on the older MacBooks is 1.5 Gb/s. The newer drives run up to 6 Gb/s. But it's also a faster rpm drive. I've seen noticeable speed differences on older machines. You are limited by the BUS, but this is a very good, fast drive for your machine.


Thanks for your quick reply. Do I just replace the hard drive and reinstall everything? Is there a comparable/cheaper alternative, rather than buying a hard drive which is way better than my limited BUS speed?


In the end, I think I will go for an SSD Samsung 840 Pro. Will that work well on my computer? Thanks.


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