1TB Velociraptor in cdbay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vinylrider, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. vinylrider macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm just about to buy a new macbook pro 13" 2.9 i7 with 128gb ssd. I'm using the macbook for audio work so wanting to swap out the cd bay for hdd so i can store all those samples.

    Wanting at least 1+tb storage and preferably 7200+rpm for audio streaming.
    1. will the Western Digital Velociraptor 1TB fit into a cd caddy?
    2. is this recommended?
    3. what are my other options? (under £150)
     
  2. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    you have to go for the 1tb 5400 drives, Im not aware of any 1tb 7200rpm.

    the velociraptor despite the size needs the cooling from the caddy, and you cant provide enough power to it as well.
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    You'll be fine as long as it doesn't learn how to open doors...
     
  4. fins831 macrumors 6502a

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  5. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    why would you not put the spiny drive in the HDD spot and the non-spiny drive in the DVD spot? Do y ou want to turn you Mac into a vibrator?
     
  6. hfg macrumors 68040

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  7. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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  8. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Raptor is 10,000RPM and will drain the battery fast and I am pretty sure it is larger than standard 2.5" on the height and needs the cooling as noted previously. Get an SSD instead. Faster, no noise, close to price anyway. Raptor is for pre-SSD days. Makes no sense now. I have one (600GB) and use it but I probably wont buy another one.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The WD VelociRaptor is 15mm (which means it won't fit).
     

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