Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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What type of hard disc I can replace

i need to replace my hard disc what is the maximum capacity i can replace should any additions on the ram should be thought Hardware Overview:

Model Name: MacBook Pro

Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 3 MB

Memory: 2 GB

Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

Boot ROM Version: MBP55.00AC.B03

SMC Version (system): 1.47f2

Serial Number (system): W8934A1F66D

Hardware UUID: C88ACE7F-6538-56E2-8DAC-7CA066C71F3E

Sudden Motion Sensor:

State: Enabled

i have copied the system profile kindly guide me please i intend buying the spares in u.s i am from india

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can i procure western digital 1tb hd,since i am not well versed with technical issues i need your advice,i am also enclosing the technical details of the hard disc as well as the RAM,kindly clarifyWestern Digital WD10JPVT 1.0TB WD Scorpio Blue...pdfOWC OWC8566DDR3S8GP 8.0GB (4.0GB + 4.0GB Kit)...pdf

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MAX RAM 8GB. Type: PC8500 1066MHz. (two 4GB matched)

Hard Drive: move up to a 7200RPM drive, it may vibrate a bit more than the stock Apple 5400rpm drive, but some extra "shock" padding can settle that down any .2.5" SATA 3.0 will work how much size/cost you want is the limiting factor. Beware cheap drives - stay with the top tier manufacturers.

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I am from india,i intend buying the kit from us,extra shock pads can be purchased from i fix it,if so how many will it also generate heat if so what precautions i should take please explain

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Yes it will run hotter... keep the dust in the environment down, there are cooling pads/platforms upon which the laptop can rest, try to keep the temperature and humidity low where it's used/stored.

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What brands are "cheap" or which ones do I avoid?

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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.26 13" (SD/FW) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2009 13" - MB990LL/A - MacBookPro5,5 - A1278 - 2326*

Here's how to replace your drive: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Hard Drive Replacement

Your machine will take up to a 1 TB 9.5 mm internal hard drive. Here's a list of compatable drives for your machine: http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upgrades...

RAM Type: PC3-8500 DDR3 Min. RAM Speed: 1066 MHz

Details: Supports 1066 MHz PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM.

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the "Mid-2009" 13-Inch, 15-Inch, and 17-Inch MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo models? How much RAM of what type do they support?

Standard RAM: 2 GB Maximum RAM: 8 GB

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Thank you Mr.MAYER for the useful answer,let me go through it details and if there are any doubts while implementing kindly help me.I am very much obliged.

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