15mm HD's ??

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  1. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    Will the new 15mm high 2.5 inch HD's from WD fit the 13inch MBP ??

    Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Nope, 12.5 mm is the maximum height, and as 2.5 mm might not be much, it will press against the bottom and probably make a small bulge.
     
  3. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    +1.
    I've tried and it just doesn't fit well.
     
  4. Tobias Funke thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would they fit the 15 inch ?? :D

    Or would this have the same bay size limitations?
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The design of the 13" and 15" MBP is very similar, I don't think the 15" model has any more room height wise.
     
  6. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a

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    +1 Tried it, you're gonna have a hard time screwing the back panel back.. :(

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    Ugh no, it might fit in the 15" but you might have to remove the HDD caddy screws. Im not sure thou.
     
  7. SirChurchill macrumors newbie

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    That's what she said.
     
  8. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Ran a 15mm HD in a '10 13" no issue and no issue closing it..
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    What model HDD did you use? From my experience a 12.5mm drive is a tight fit, I couldn't imagine installing a drive that was 2.5mm thicker in there without issues.
     
  10. Tobias Funke thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    '10 13" ??!! :confused:

    So you fitted a 15 mm HD into a 13 inch MBP ?

    Did it go straight in or did it need any mods?

    Thanks.
     
  11. reberto macrumors 65816

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    Typically 15mm drives are server hard drives that will not function in a laptop. They require 12v, and a laptop SATA connector will not give them that.

    12mm drives on the other hand, are typically just thick laptop drives due to platter density, so they will run just fine (given the computers ability to physically fit the drive).
     
  12. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    The original 1TB 2.5" drives...Hitachi?

    It goes in with no mods.
     
  13. dljeffery macrumors regular

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    You sure about that? 1TB 12.5mm 2.5" notebook hard drives were available more than a couple years ago... I know, because I ran one for a while in a mid-2010 15" MBP (drive purchased September 2010). Mine was a Samsung but Hitachi offered 12.5mm 1TB drives at that time as well. And WD was shipping a 12.5mm 2.5" 1TB drive a full year before I purchased my Samsung.
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'm pretty sure those were 12.5mm drives and the other poster was correct. As far as I know, the 15mm drives require 12v on the SATA power connector that laptops don't typically provide.
     
  15. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Yes I'm sure about that

    I'm not talking about enterprise drives..
     
  16. reberto macrumors 65816

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    15mm drives are always enterprise drives...

    The first 1TB 2.5" drives were 12.5mm.
     
  17. Tobias Funke thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Even when they are NEW mobile drives from WD as stated. :D
     
  18. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ST1000LM010-NDW-R

    here is one that's non enterprise..when 1TB notebook drives came out the were 15mm 4 platters I believe. Now 2TB is at 15mm endless to say they both fit in the Mac.
     
  19. reberto macrumors 65816

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    The Freeplay series of drives are not intended for notebooks, they are replacement drives for the GoFlex drives. They are pin-compatable with notebook drives, but not size wise. I tried using a 1TB Freeplay drive from a GoFlex drive on my old 2010 17" Macbook Pro, and it didn't fit correctly. All screws went in, but it was swelling. The only way I felt safe using it was with a hardshell case on it in case some of the screws popped out.

    No Macbook Pro can fit a 15mm drive correctly, they actually stick out of the unibody when installed.
     
  20. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    You do realize I wasn't advocating the drive right?
     
  21. reberto macrumors 65816

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    You referred to it as a notebook drive, but it's not ;)
     
  22. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    It is a notebook drive..

    "This Seagate FreePlay ST1000LM010 SATA 2.5-inch hard drive is the ideal upgrade for notebooks or for use as an on-the-go external storage device! "
     
  23. alphaod macrumors Core

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    15mm drives can fit in a notebook, just not in the a Mac.

    There are gaming computers that weight 12 lbs and are 4" thick that can fit these drives.
     
  24. reberto macrumors 65816

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    Except the FreePlay drives are designed for the GoFlex drives...

    It doesn't matter what the site is trying to sell it as, it's not gonna come in retail packaging because it's not really a retail item they're selling. It's more a repair part for a broken GoFlex.
     
  25. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    OK, we've now gotten to the it doesn't matter what the manufacturer says it's something different. That's where I though this would go so I'm going to bow out.
     

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