Can I use any 2.5" HD in my MBP 2007?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Barrynator, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Barrynator macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011
    This might be a stupid question(?!?), but se topic!

  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    No, you can't use SCSI disks, and you can't use parallel ATA disks. They have to be SATA.
  3. Barrynator thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011
    And thats all I need to take in to consideration given that speed is not an issue?
  4. Naimfan, Jul 14, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011

    Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    Yep. SATA. 2.5".
  5. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Well you can't use WD Velociraptor either, they're sometimes listed as 2.5".

    Other than that every 2.5" SATA drive.
  6. Clark Kent macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    You can't use drives that are 12.5mm thick.

    There are a few 1TB drives that won't fit inside your computer, but the new Samsung Spinpoint 1TB is 9.5mm so it will fit.
  7. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2011
    Boca Raton, FL
    12.5mm drives fit fine in unibodies in the hdd bay with no case bulge or anything; the wd 1tb blue fits with no problems.

    you can't use 15mm drives, like the raptors. not that you would really want to, 10k rpm in a laptop sounds like a bad idea to me...
  8. Clark Kent macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Unibody MBPs weren't released until 2008 and the OP specifically asked about his 2007 computer.

    A 12.5mm hdd won't fit inside a 2007 MBP. Only 9.5mm drives.

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