2012/2013 unibody MacBook Pro Dead HD Questions

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  1. Elven macrumors 6502a

    Elven

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    Hi all.

    Can anyone suggest which HD would be suitable for replacement in a 2013 unibody MacBook Pro? my partner would like a 2TB or larger option, but I am being realistic that it may not be possible.

    Many thanks

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  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    2013 means it's the retina so if it's an early 2013 the best your going to do is a 1TB from OWC, Transcend, or a genuine Apple drive.
    If it's a late 2013 then there are no aftermarket options.
    You'll have to find a genuine Apple drive and again 1TB is the max.
     
  3. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply;

    Is a non-retina model just before they came out thankfully.
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Then it's not a 2013.
    The mid-2012 MBP can use any 2.5" drive.
    Seagate makes a 2TB USB external that when you crack it open it has a normal 2.5" SATA HD inside.
    I think it's the Backup Plus Slim.
     
  5. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks again for the informative reply;

    Just curious I can use any drive? is their any temperature sensors or such as in the i-Mac series?

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  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    Any 2.5" that's no thicker than12.5mm.
    No thermal sensor that I'm aware of.
     
  7. Elven thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Brilliant thanks, will get on with fixing it up shortly, why cant all Apple computers be this easy :eek:
     

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