1tb HDD in MacBookPro3,1?

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  1. pavid macrumors newbie

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    Im looking to update my mbp hard drive

    was wondering if the 1tb hard drive would work in the mbp before the unibody ones?

    thanks!

    happy new year

    dave
     
  2. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Well the only 1TB HDD's out there at 3.5" enclosures where the Macbook Pros currently only support 2.5"

    Soo I would say no....
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    No.

    Drive has to have a maximum height of 9.5mm.

    found on http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/...-A1226-and-A1260-Hard-Drive-Replacement/670/1
    and
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10296034-1.html

    via http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=1tb+2.5+hard+drive&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
    and knowledge of ifixit.com


    Nope - http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=685
     
  4. iMav macrumors 6502

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    The 1TB ( and bigger) will be available in 9.5mm sizes eventually. For now, you might want to go with a 650GB hdd.
     
  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Why don't you check out www.macsales.com? They make is very easy to determine what type of HD you can fit in your MBP.
     
  6. JosephDuffy macrumors regular

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    I'm upgrading my HDD to a 500GB HDD.
    Look at Seagate, they go upto 500GB and 7200 RPM, they're a good make.
    But for now, anything over around 640GB is hard to come across publicly and cheaply, sorry. :)
     
  7. Takashi macrumors regular

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    The drive manufactures should release a 1TB drive at 9.5mm form factor sometime in mid 2010 or towards Christmas of 2010. In the interest of competition, they might release the drive sooner than my prediction.
     
  8. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! I thought they were just in those two sizes! Learn something new everyday! I just wish SSD where cheaper! I would kill for a 256GB for $100! lol I could only hope
     

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