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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by calaverasgrande, Dec 19, 2010.
The VelociRaptor is too thick to fit in a MBP.
Indeed, it is. I believe it's 14.5 or 15mm thickness, while the MBP can only hold a 12.5mm at most.
That and a Momentus XT is only 120 for 500GB + faster load times in most cases.
It will also almost certainly run too hot...
Understatement of the year. This is not a laptop drive. This drive will not physically fit into any laptop, but more importantly, this drive will fry itself, and your logic board too if you attempted to put it into a laptop. This drive is not for ANY laptop! It makes a massive amount of heat (2x or 3x any laptop drive) and requires active cooling.
You would have to cut a hole in the bottom and have it rest on the HDD, not something you want to do, especially with a 10k drive.
It's probably in the laptop section on Newegg just because of the 2.5" size, not because it's actually meant for laptops, which I can assure you that it is not. It would vibrate and make noise and heat like no one's business, something you really don't want in a laptop.
55c for a hard drive is pretty hot. In itself 55 may not be a problem but that is probably based on desktops with better air circulation and therefore a cooler surrounding air temp. In a laptop, the drive would get hot faster and probably would run hotter given the smaller spaces and fact that there are numerous other items in that small space that also make heat. Also, the parts that surround where the HD is are designed to withstand the temperatures of the stock system or less. They probably would not withstand the heat of the VelociRaptor. If nothing else, the hard drive sits directly under where you rest your hand and 55 degrees Celsius on your hand would probably suck.
If you aren't considering the hybrid drive (which most people seem to really like and give great reviews), would you consider a full SSD? The limiting factors are price and size, but any SSD would blow the 10k Raptor away. For the price of the drive you are considering, you can get one of the better 120 GB SSD's.
no, no they did release a laptop drive.
I just saw that the most power efficient VelociRaptor uses around 7 watts of power continuously so even if you could fit it, how would that impact the system as a whole given the standard hard drive is much less? Obviously, it would nuke your battery life but would it actually impact the computer's performance by using up too much of the available power?
The velicoraptor is a 3.5mm case - its a 2.5 drive in a 3.5 covertor that keeps it cools and stops rattling - i sure as hell wouldnt put one in my macbook pro
the whole idea is the fins help cooling etc and i THINK there's shock pads in there aswell...
dont do it - as removing the drive from the caddy will void the warranty and this aint no cheap drive!
im looking at an XT as my replacement for my 320gb...
You can forget about that idea. The vibration will annoy you to death before you even have a chance to reach the 55C (which it will) temperature threshold.
You are better offwitha ssd or a 7200x2 raid setup.
Gotta pay to play.
Raid 1 mirrors the information, not halve it. It will be just the same because it is writing the same information to two different drives so it would depend on the speed of the drives.
WD Velociraptor 600 GB inside My Macbook Pro
Check my pics
I have a VelociRaptor that I could never find a use for
maybe I can put it to use finally.
So I've tried it before and it turned out to be too thick.
How did you get it to fit?
How i got it 2 fit
You should put it inside the original optibay.
But youll have to scrape Away Some of The edges on The left and front Side of the disk and the corner between those sides. And youll have to let it rest on The bottom of The unibody inside The optibay but there is another issue cause this disk will not work only on 5v it needs 5v and 12v so for that youll have 2 fix something aswell Grtz
running a mac with a bottom case removed is not a good idea
theres no way id run my macbook with the bottom case off. screw that its not worth it. ill just pay for a ssd. its better anyway.