1TB WD hard drive coming out - will it fit?

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  1. runandsurf09 macrumors newbie

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    I know that the 9mm is true for the Polys but are you sure about the Aluminums? I thought I read that they had more head room and could except the taller drives.
     
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    I think the older ones can, but not the unibodies.
     
  6. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope you are right, i would love to cram one of these into my Macbook. whats up with the 5200RPM though? :confused:
     
  7. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Where did you read 5200rpm? It's 5400rpm, of course, as it's either 5400 or 7200. The highest capacity 7200rpm drive now available is Seagate's 500GB Momentus 7200.4 drive. I guess that while Seagate was busy fixing the firmware issues that drive had, WD sidestepped and one-up'ed them to introduce these enormous drives.
     
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    I know it will fit into my 13.3 unibody aluminum. I just checked. the battery is at least 3 mm taller than the HD. And the door is the same height across the laptop. I was thinking of a 7200 rpm 500gb upgrade from the 7200rpm 320gb I already have... but hrm 1 TB even at 5400 rpm should be crazy fast... and spacious.
     
  9. cube macrumors G5

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    I was wondering if it would fit in the 15" first gen Unibody.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Umm ... no Apple notebook can take a 12.5mm drive.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2009/07/27/good-news-bad-news-wd-ships-first-1-tb-mobile-drive-doesnt-f/
     
  11. fibrizo macrumors 6502

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    Please stop spreading false information.

    IF you have a unibody macbook with a removable battery it will fit, due to the extra space under the door.

    TUAW is sadly written by geniuses who apparently can't: A. Search the web. or B. look under the battery cover and measure sadly.

    Here's a guy who put in a 12.5mm drive with no issues.
    http://www.alexpopovich.com/blog/20...udio-skipping-in-vista-analisys-and-solution/

    I'm going to be glad to have 1 TB of space :) That's at least one good thing the people who bought the unibody 13 inch macbook can look forward to before apple "pro"ed them.
     
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    So it seems that the 15" first gen Unibody rules even more.
     
  14. fibrizo macrumors 6502

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    I totally agree. I personally think they will only fit into the 13 and 15 inch unibody with removable batteries, because the height of the battery requires the extra clearance in the battery door (which allows the upgrade). I'm not sure about any of the non removable battery notebooks, or the plastic ones. Just something those of us with shorter battery life (ie late 08 early 09 unibody macbook/ 15 inch macbook pro owners) can look forward to. :) I don't know about the interior of the non removable battery notebooks if apple used the extra space for something or didn't leave the extra space.
     
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    Like MacMini Said:
    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=685

    what firmware issues??? I have a 7200.4 drive in my Blackbook right now. I have had zero issues in the past three months i have had it.
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    A bunch of people here and elsewhere have complained of vibrations or clicking/beeping with 7200 rpm drives and a certain firmware revision.
     
  17. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    The link from the TUAW says that the HDD will fit without modifications so these new will fit in the Late-2008 and 2009 models.
     
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    Damn, i guess im lucky then. i have no heat/noise/vibration issues what so ever. only difference between the 7200.4 and stock is its slightly faster to load programs like photoshop, and now i have about 150GBs instead of onstantly deleting old stuff to get room for new stuff.
     
  19. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't mean they will fit in all the machines:

     
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    Will these drives will fit into any decent external case?
     
  21. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Oops, was strictly referring to the the unibody MacBook (Pro)'s. Models prior to Late-2008, I have no comment - that would have to be experimental by someone who would like to try.
     
  22. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If someone does try and it doesn't fit, I'm sure they can find an enclosure to put it in.
     
  23. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I've been inside the most updated Mini, I don't think it'll fit.
     
  24. weckart macrumors 68040

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    The only Alubooks that can accommodate the 12.5mm drives are the 17" models. The 15" can only take the 9mm drives. Same for the white Macbooks.
     

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