2009 MBP Unibody Hard Drive Question

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

  1. mmille24 macrumors member

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    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

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    640GB is the biggest available hard drive in the form factor you want.
    http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=380&name=Laptop-Hard-Drives
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136459

    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.
    http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=685
     
  3. mmille24 thread starter macrumors member

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    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

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    I have one installed in mine, works great!

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

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    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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