MacBook Upgrade Guide

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The two main upgrades for a MacBook are for the hard disk and memory (RAM).

Hard Disk

  • The MacBook is the first Apple laptop in recent history to feature an easily replaceable hard disk drive.
  • It uses a 2.5" SATA drive, which must be 9.5 mm tall or less.
  • To install a new hard disk, see Upgrading MacBook Hard Disks.

Memory (RAM)

  • MacBook comes 2GB RAM , in a configuration of 2x 1 GB chips, and is upgradable to 4 GB.
  • See Understanding Intel Mac RAM for the upgrade options of different models of MacBook
  • See Buying RAM for suggestions of RAM Sources
  • To insert new memory, follow the procedure described at Upgrading MacBook RAM.