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Will a SATA 2 HD work correctly?

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I would like to know if I can change the original HD in my macbook pro first generation? I found models like western digital scorpio black or seagate ones. For example this: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-WD...

thanks for the answer.

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I just installed a WD sata I disk, it works fine! It is the one sold on the website

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Yes, SATA 2 hard drives are backward compatible and will work on your machine, although they will only perform at the slower speed. iFixit also sells hard drives for your machine.

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The short answer is yes. Everything works, I've even installed Vista SP2. However, I ran into a problem with my machine/HD combo that I'm still working out.

See this Question/Answer Link

Also here is my Discussion about it.

I'm currently awaiting a 5400 RPM drive from Seagate to see if that will work in my situation. I'm not sure what I'll do if it doesn't.

YMMV.

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