hard drive size

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Tech198, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Hi all

    Does the 15' i7 Macbook Pro support 12.5mm height 2.5" SATA drives?

    I found one by Western Digital 1TB 5400rpm, but it specifically states that it was 12.5mm in height.

    If the mac doesn't what capacity can the MPB support up to ? as it looks like it can archive up to 6Gig with Sata 3.
     
  2. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    All MacBook pro's supports 2.5" SATA form factor HDDs/SSDs.
     
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  5. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    I found one by Western Digital 1TB 5400rpm

    Samsung also makes a 1TB drive. Both are slower spin, 5200/5400 rpm with 3 platters.

    The question to ask yourself is if you prefer speed or size. What I mean by this is that the WD Scorpio Black comes in 750GB and spins at 7200 RPM. This drive, which I recently purchased, is only two platters of similar but higher density. So you can expect the WD SB 750Gb drive to perform roughly 30% faster for applications loading, boot times... Of course if you plan on putting 700-800GB of data on your laptop the 1TB drive is the way to go. If you plan on 500-600Gb then you will likely be much happier with the faster drive. I bought mine on Amazon for $109 shipped and as you may know, Amazon has a great 30 day return policy.
     

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