1.5TB HDD In A 2011 Macbook Pro!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bazzy, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Bazzy macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I have a late 2011 17" UMBP but came across this site where a guy has managed to fit a 1.5TB HDD in an early 2011 13" UMBP!! Just thought I would bring it to attention & see what you all think?! If it fits in a 13" then surely it would also fit in my 17" no?

    http://consultching.com/root/?p=51

    Bazzy!
     
  2. brand macrumors 601

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    Try it and find out.
     
  3. Rmafive macrumors 6502

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    It will fit. It is a standard 2.5" drive.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    Not exactly. It's a 15mm drive, instead of the standard 9.5mm or 12.5mm drives. I've seen some people say it will fit, but I haven't seen one yet, so I can't vouch for that.

    jW
     
  5. Rmafive macrumors 6502

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    Didn't take that into account, though I have seen some people say it works.
     
  6. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Someone did it in these forums last year and took good pics of the process. He said no matter what he did, the bottom had a bulge.

    Here's the thread.

    P.S. There's a 2GB 2.5" HDD now, although the circuit board only has a USB interface, not SATA.
     
  7. maratus macrumors 6502a

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    Here're my 2 cents.

    1) current 1.5Tb drives are 3-platter, and have conventional thickness of 12.5mm. They will fit all MacBook Pros without any modifications.

    2) The new WD 2Tb indeed has USB 3.0 board connected directly to the drive without regular SATA interface. But there's another version with FW800/USB 2.0, which one can easily tear apart and use in a laptop.

    http://www.storagereview.com/western_digital_my_passport_studio_review_2tb
     

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