Help choosing a HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EliteEliten, May 1, 2011.

  1. EliteEliten macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Hey everyone,
    I'm planning on purchasing a base 15" MBP within the next two months (when the back to school sale starts), and I am starting to weigh my options in regards to the insides. I am set on getting the 128 GB SSD from Apple, along with an Optibay. I am now in need of a good HDD. I'm not familiar with the internals of a MBP, so I came for your opinions. First off, would this work with the MBP/is it any good?

    If not, do you guys have any opinions on any good ones?

    Thanks for all your help!
  2. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    London, UK
    Nope won't work as it's a 3.5inch drive. You need to be looking at 2.5inch drives. If you intend on putting it into the optibay (rather than where the standard HDD is) then it needs to also be 9.5mm high. That limits you to a 750GB drive in the optibay or a 1TB drive in the stock bay. To be safe I'd go for a 2.5inch 9.5mm such as:


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