MacBook Unibody Model A1278

2.0 or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can this handle 8 gb memory?

hey i was wondering if you can upgrade the memory on this computer to 8gb? i kno it can handle 6 gb but if i update it to 8 gb (2x4gb) will my computer recognize it? i need sugessions before i buy it.

and btw will a 1tb harddrive work for this as well?

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According to Mactracker the A1278 will handle 8 GB and has no limit on hard drive other than what will fit in the space provided. I am providing you with a link to a guide on memory capabilities for all Macs. Look yours up for confirmation.

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Macs tend to be picky with the amount of RAM that you have installed. I'd just stick with the recommended max of 6Gb. A 1Tb hard drive will work, but the physical size of the hard drive needs to be 2.5" wide x 9.5mm tall. I couldn't find any hard drives at 1tb, the closest I found was a 750Gb -

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thanks but will this fit the macbook???

by sai

I would personally choose a Faster drive over that, but if you need a terabyte then go for it. That should fit no problem

by Skippy722

No it won't fit

by rab777hp

Oh my bad it does

by rab777hp

Nick, I will not vote this as an accepted answer as the question was not on hard drives and his answer is wrong, "1.0TB WD Scorpio Blue 5200RPM SATA *12.5mm* HD with Advanced Format Technology - Fits all Apple MacBook/MacBook Pro 'Unibody' Models (13/15/17")

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If you want a 750GB 7200RPM (faster) I suggest this, if you really want all the space and want a 1TB hard drive, then get this one.

Regarding RAM, according to Mactracker your maximum RAM is 6GB, which you can max out using these two sticks.

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I just installed a 1TB 7200rpm drive in the A1278 model. It is 2.5inch and 9.5mm height. Works fine.

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