13-inch MBP & 1TB HDD

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  1. Hexley macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone fitted a 1TB HDD into a 13-inch MBP? Model in question is the Mid-2010 models that came out 5 weeks ago.
     
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    All unibody Macs can take 12.5mm drives thus the 1TB will work
     
  3. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Installed the 1TB WD Scorpio Blue WD10TPVT into a mid-2010 13-inch MBP and it fit. :)

    Makes me wonder why Apple doesn't offer 1TB as an option... Because it is 5200RPM perhaps?
     
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  5. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    Is there much of a speed decrease when using a 5200 vs. 5400?
     
  6. tuna macrumors 6502

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    Wow, really? I was under the impression that 9.5mm was standard z-height for most all laptops. I thought that 12.5mm was some sort of non-standard height, I imagined for use with external enclosures.

    Are Apple's stock drives 12.5mm?
     
  7. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    ^^ No, but I've read the 12.5 fits.

    edit - obviously it fits as noted above. :S
     
  8. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All three Macbook Pros that I have used a 9.5mm tall drive.

    Pre-unibody early 2008 MBP is tall enough for 9.5mm tall drive.

    Unibody late 2008 15-inch and mid-2010 13-inch MBP are tall enough for 12.5mm drives.

    From a DIY upgrade PoV I like the 13-inch MBP the most. The simplest to upgrade.
     
  9. 7thMac macrumors 6502

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    Is the speed really only 5200 rpm? The slower rpm drive could have faster throughput because it has higher bit density than the smaller drive.
     
  10. Hexley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's only 5200RPM. For half the capacity and half the price you can get a 500GB WD Scorpio Black for the pre-order price of $89.
     
  11. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Except the 17" models.

    I have the same 1TB hard drive in a Core Duo MacBook Pro, 17". I also have one in the 24" iMac too.
     
  12. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    Any comments on performance/speed etc. for the 1tb drive? I can't seem to find any review online.
     
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  14. Wreckem macrumors member

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    Because of platter densities its faster than a 2.5" 500GB 5400rpm drive but slower than 2.5" 500GB 7200rpm drive. In other words its faster than the stock harddrives, but not exactly fast.
     
  15. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I'm not learned on platter densities...off to google.
     
  16. megasad macrumors member

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    I've got the Toshiba 1TB drive in my 13" MacBook Pro (2.4GHz 2010 model), which runs at 5400rpm.

    All is well with it and there's the added bonus of no more sudden-motion-sensor-clunk when I move it around.
     
  17. sadcamper macrumors regular

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    ^ interesting...I thought WD was the only one with a 1tb 2.5 on the market.
     
  18. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    I have one, and I kind of regret it. The bottom case plate isn't quite flush with the main enclosure on the hard drive side, and the drive heads were parking themselves every 15 seconds while I was sitting on the couch, until I got hdapm set up.
     

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