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

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  1. Barrynator macrumors newbie

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

    -Barrynator
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    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

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    And thats all I need to take in to consideration given that speed is not an issue?
     
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    Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Yep. SATA. 2.5".
     
  5. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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