Biggest HDD my 13" MBP can take?

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  1. sazza85 macrumors member

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    Bought my MBP in april (it's one of the refresh ones, got it day after they got released)
    I've got a 250gb HDD and I'm looking to upgrade it, just have a few questions.

    1) what's the biggest hdd i can put in it? any recommendations on what one to get?
    2) will it void my warranty/apple care if i was to do it myself? ... I know what it's doing when it comes to computers.

    If anyone can help/advise me I would be very grateful.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no (reasonable) upper size in terms of capacity. You can use any 2.5", 9.5mm tall SATA drive.
     
  3. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    Any 2.5" SATA drive will work. I have a 500GB Seagate Momentus drive in mine.

    No, it won't void your warranty, but if you break something while replacing it, you won't be covered.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I thought the newer models took the 12.5mm drives as well?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That is correct. All unibody MacBook (Pros) can take 12.5mm drives, thus the biggest HD that is currently available for OP is 1TB.
     
  6. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Really? I've a launch 15" unibody mbp, will a 12.5mm deffo fit it? I thought it could only manage the 9.5mm ones.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I saw there are 2TB drives meant for server purposes in the 2.5inch factor

    Are those not ideal for laptops?
     
  8. miata macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget that if you really need more space you can always get an adapter that lets you replace the SuperDirve with an HDD/SSD.
     
  9. Hellhammer Moderator

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    According to OWC, it will.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Western Digital/WD10TPVT/

    Do you have a link? Currently, the biggest one I've seen is 1.5TB and that is 14mm and thus does not fit in most laptops (someone put one in MBP but it didn't fit very well). The biggest platter I've seen is 375GB (found in 750GB WD and 1.5TB Seagate) but 2TB would require ~667GB per platter to be 12.5mm. Highly doubt that.
     
  10. Tankfantry macrumors regular

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    This is the one I was looking at purchasing for mine as I am glad it works. I am also looking at increasing my RAM to 8GB at the same time. I'm still learning my way around a Mac so would it be best to take it to the Apple store to have all this installed?
     
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