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Use newer 2.5" SATA disks in a MacBook or Mac mini
Authored by: sgothgen on Feb 25, '08 08:56:14PM

I don't know about Intel Macs as I have yet to transfer to one. - However I do have a 1.st generation iMac G5 which uses SATA. Some time ago I exchanged the standard 80G disk with a 250G Seagate (model ST3250620AS). The drive is SATA II and had a jumper inserted , that forced it to SATA I specs. On a whim I removed the jumper inserted the drive and proceeded to format it. No problems. It has performed flawlessly for the past 6 months+. Is it faster now than if it ran as SATA I - I don't know, but it works.

I am still on the fence transiting to Intel - mostly due to a lot of legacy programs I am running, but I have also avoided a lot of the grief people have had with updates. Yes I am at 10.5.2 etc.

It seems to me from commentaries on the web, that most of the problems with software updates are related to the Intel platform.... am I wrong?

peace

SG

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One should never confuse people, especially the academically enlightened, with facts that may pollute the purity of their prejudices.



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Use newer 2.5" SATA disks in a MacBook or Mac mini
Authored by: jmcrebbin on Apr 02, '08 12:17:49AM

My HDD recently failed in the black MacBook and I have successfully replaced it with a new Segate 7200rpm SATA2 disk which is running beautifully.

Using Software Update I was unable to update Quicktime or to 10.5.2 as the installer was 'unable to validate the package'. Downloading the DMG from Apple solved this problem -- don't use the SWU program to 'download only'; this also failed for me, so I ended up downloading the update 3 times (330MB+ each time!)



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