Alum-Macbook HD's - Going Big!

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  1. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Aluminum macbook sitting on the desk here. Thinking about going big with it. I'd love to get a TB or more in the machine and see what it does. Would give me plenty of room for my data.

    Any drive suggestions from the fine folks here?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I don't think there's any 1 TB drives that fit yet.
     
  3. Malithion macrumors member

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    The biggest i've seen is a 640Gb WD Blue drive.
     
  4. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    The 1TB and 750GB ones that are 12.5mm tall will fit in an Aluminum MacBook. I don't have one in mine but I've read of success stories with the "Collector's Edition" MacBooks and I also read that they won't fit in the 13" MacBook Pros.
     
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    That would be great if I could get a TB in my "Collector's" Macbook. Would you happen to have a link?
     
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    That doesn't make sense. Why will it fit in the Aluminum MacBooks but not 13" MBPs? They're the same construction on the frame and the hard drive compartment are the same design
     
  7. racer1441 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    hmmm......650gb may not be enough...

    Any links to the success people have had in getting the larger into the box?
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    ...no they won't.... The Unibodies use the 9.5mm form factor.
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    These Western Digital 750 and 1TB drives are still pretty rare.
     
  10. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The 17" Discrete MacBook Pro can handle 12.5mm drives. I would have a 1TB drive in my system right now but I can't find any stores that carries it. Almost got a 750GB drive but it sold out right when I clicked "Check Out" :(
     
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  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes, but that's not the model we're talking about.

     
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    Well.... they're close. They have different batteries and that's the key feature why an aluminum unibody will accomodate the taller drives.
     
  14. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Just so I am clear. A 12.5mm will fit in a Aluminum Macbook 2.0?
     
  15. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    From what I've read in this and other forums.. yes. I have not tested the fact myself. At one point, macsales.com was selling WD 750GB for the MacBook 5,1 but they're sold out. Read the description of what models that the 750GB will work with. Link to OWC 750GB HDD
     
  16. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you very much. I'm checking the link now. Thanks again.
     
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    According to 9to5Mac the Western Digital 12.5mm drives fit into "all Unibody MacBook Pros, the 13" MacBook Unibody and the 17" (Silver Keyboard) MacBook Pro." There is even a video of them installing it into a CE UMB.
     
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    Those that don't believe still don't but thanks for the second opinion. I'm just too cheap and not quite in the need for such a big drive to offer first hand experience.
     

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