1Tb Hard Drive.....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tomf, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. tomf macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I've searched the forum and read loads of posts, found some great stuff that's really helped me, so thanks for that.

    The problem i'm having is finding a 1TB 2.5" Sata 7200rpm internal drive for my mid 2010 macbook pro 15".

    I can't believe i can't find one. I've looked on seagate and western digital sites and neither make one for my above spec.

    If anyone could suggest anything or help out that would be great,

    Many thanks,

    Tom :)
     
  2. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Here you go!
     
  3. tomf thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol How did i not see that?!

    Thanks, just to confirm, that will be fine for a mid 2010 15" MBP?

    forgive me for my supidness!
     
  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Forgive me for MY stupidness. That drive is too thick, sorry.
    You need a 9.5mm laptop drive. With the gurrent technology, the biggest you can get at that form factor is 750GB.
     
  5. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    Can't speak from experience but there have been threads around here about folks using 1TB 12.5mm drives with no problems.

    I'm sure they use 2010 MBP's. Might be a snug fit though.

    Also curious if the 2011 models have more room for a 12.5mm drive via a motherboard redesign (somehow) as the unibody didn't change. ???
     
  6. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    This one's 15mm. Won't fit at all.
     
  7. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    You be correct.

    Duct tape perhaps?
     
  8. tomf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes i've also seen threads where people are saying they're using 12.5mm height drives with no problem.

    Clearly any more is a no-go, but if 12.5mm is fine then i'm all for it.
     
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  10. tomf thread starter macrumors regular

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    That really sucks!

    I need to have the 7200rpm.

    I guess i'll be going with a 750gb drive now........

    the search continues!
     
  11. larrylaffer macrumors 6502

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    Tell me about it :( I've been waiting for a 7200rpm 1TB for quite a while now.

    FWIW the 12.5mm models will work in a 15" Unibody, so hopefully they'll be able to spin those up to 7200rpm sooner than later!
     
  12. Al Coholic macrumors 6502

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    Why are you guys stuck on this 7200RPM fetish? They use a bit more power and are noisier. The performance difference in a 5400 RPM drive is negligible. I've yet to find a 5400rpm drive that was the major bottleneck in my workflow.
     
  13. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    I speak from experience. 5400RPM to 7200RPM just boosted my Windows Experience Index from 4.6 to 6.8. As quiet as a soundproof room, and power consumption is not affected. Noticeable boot time reduction and program speed increase. File read/write is faster.
     
  14. tomf thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do hear what you're saying about being hung up on 7200. It's just i am using my mbp for djing purposes and making music while on tour, so accessing the drive speed is quite important to me.

    To be honest, i think i'm just going to go with 750gb 7200 drive now, i just think that if the 1TB is not fully supported and has to be put in very tightly then i'd rather not risk any chance of 'upsetting' the mac, the last thing i want is the drive to go down for some reason.

    I know others have said they've got a 1TB in a 15" mbp no problem, but i've also seen others say the base wouldn't close properly and that it was crushing up tight to the other hardware.

    that damn 1TB sure does sound appealing though!!! :eek:
     
  15. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    5400 rpm = slower access time. So the performance is always going to be slower to a similiar quality 7200 rpm drive.
     
  16. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    If you're going for a 750 gb 7200 rpm drive, consider the Western digital Black.

    It's supposedly a laptop HDD that is as fast as a desktop HDD. :D
     
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  18. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    1 TB and 7200 RPM does not exist in the size you need. 750GB yes, but 1TB no. Obviously, it would cost a fortune but for your application, a solid state drive is best suited given its speed and ability to resist vibrations, including that of bass.
     
  19. tomf thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes i thought that about the SSD, however everyone i speak to rocks out with a HDD and say's they;re fine, plus it's not like we have or macs resting on speakers or anything, in the booth they're usually on a stand or something similar.
     
  20. obama3344 macrumors member

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    Tom, are you able to find 1TB 2.5" 7200 rpm that fit to MBP now?
     

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