1TB internal drive for 13" MBP....

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  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    All,

    Has anyone successfully installed a 1TB drive in their 13" MBP?

    If so, what's the drive and how much? Pics?

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  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Do they make 1 TB drives in the right form factor for the MBPs? I thought they hadn't made them physically small enough yet?
     
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    At the moment no one makes a 1TB drive that would fit the MBPs

    650 is the largest you can get currently.
     
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    you can do two 500gb drives by replacing your optical drive with a second hard drive.
     
  5. Habitus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see. Thanks for the direct answer. I'll keep waiting :(

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    I'm still confused about OWC's stance on the Western Digital 750GB.
     
  7. Habitus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's always an option, I've seen the thread on this one. I'm not sure how I feel about losing my optical drive, though. I use it way too often to justify removing it. However, it continues to be a tempting option.

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    What stance?

    I was just on there and the largest size they appeared to be selling for the MBPs were the 650gb
     
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    The link shows that they sell it but that doesn't infer that its for the MBP additionally the size is 12.5mm meaning its too large for the MBP. you need a 9.5mm drive for the MBP.
     
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  12. Habitus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you read that thread? Ambiguous answers, at best. One post stated that there are 1TB drives that work in the 13" model. Given that, I started a new thread. Just wanted clarification, not more ambiguity.

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    Link.
     
  14. Habitus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone confirm this? Does anyone have this drive in their 13" MBP?

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  15. maflynn Moderator

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    what ever you say thegoldenmackid its your money but the physically largest drive that can go into a unibody MBP is 9.5mm if you want to buy it great, but for everyone else its a waste of money.

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    And here's OWC's own FAQ regarding this
    FAQ

    So again, its your money, you're free to spend it and try it yourself but OWC, many threads here and if you desire, google will show you that 12.5mm drive is physically too large to fit in the MBP
     
  16. 6italia0 macrumors newbie

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    Macbook pro 13" 1TB install

    If you go to any walmart you can buy a seagate brand external hard drive (500-1TB) and pop open the case and proceed to either format and install 10.5 leopard and upgrade to the current osx (10.5 is required only to initially install osx) or you can set it up regularly and use super duper to clone your current hard drive. once completed you can simply swap out hard drives and you will have successfully upgraded your hard drive.

    (this will not work for newer western digital mypassport external drives)

    walmart prices: 500GB-$49.00 and 1TB-$99.00

    youtube username/channel: 6italia0
     
  17. cvs macrumors member

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    I have the 750GB Scorpio Blue in my 15" MBP and works great.

    Needed a bit of initial tweaking to get rid of the WD firmware option that causes it to power off and on all the time. Apart from that, it runs fine, silently and does not get hot at all.

    Using the standard expensive optibay, if that makes any difference.
     
  18. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    Cannot you people read what the date of the last post is on a thread before you post coming from google or whatever.
    That thread is from January.
     
  19. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Not only is it from January - it's from January 2010...
     

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