Is it possible to upgrade internal HD on 2nd Gen Blackbook??

Is it possible to upgrade internal HD on 2nd Gen Blackbook?? I spoke to an apple reseller & he told me that 160 is as big as u can go on the macbook. is this true?

This is the drive
The 250 GB drives were like this when they first came out and they are better priced and easy to find now. You can check here OWC MacBook Ram and Hard drives for ideas of what can be bought easily. You may have comparable stores in australia. One other thing is size restraints. Below are the sizes you need to watch for. There are some drives that are 13mm high. They won't fit. It has to be 9.5 mm.
Height: 0.374 ±0.008 inch
Length: 3.94 ±0.010 inch
Width: 2.75 ±0.010 inch
Weight: 0.26 Pounds (±0.10 lb)
Height: 9.5 ±0.20 mm
Length: 100.2 ±0.25 mm
Width: 69.85 ±0.25 mm
Weight: 0.117 kg (± 0.082 kg)
I figure 2 to 4 months and they will be easier to get. Right now they are very hard to find. Thanks for the it is appreciated.

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