2009 MBP Unibody Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mmille24, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. mmille24 macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2009
    I have a 13 inch 2009 MBP unibody. I currently have a 160gb hard drive.

    What is the largest hard drive available for it? I know there is the scorpio blue 500gb.

    Is there anything bigger I can install? I'm moving to Ireland soon, so I don't think I can wait for anything. Thanks.
  2. Zyniker macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    640GB is the biggest available hard drive in the form factor you want.

    While there are some higher capacity hard drives available from certain manufacturer's (Western Digital for one), they are a larger form factor (taller), which means that they may very well not fit in your laptop.
  3. mmille24 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2009
    Thanks. Anyone have any experiences with this drive?

    Also...Do I need superduper and a time machine to move all my programs/music/movies/ect to this new drive or will just the time machine do?
  4. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    I have one installed in mine, works great!

    and no, you don't need both, either one will work.
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    Sorry, bad guess.

    You can fit any 2.5" drive in a Unibody MBP, even 12.5mm high ones.

    1TB ones are pretty rare, 750 or 880 gig ones are the biggest I have seen -- but I just did a quick check and cant find one...

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