[help] will this HD work for my mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SONIC1, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. SONIC1 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I have a macbook pro mid 2010 model, and it has a 250gb hard drive.

    I am finding this to be a quite small amount, and since I am using bootcamp as well, I need to upgrade my space to 1TB

    I was browsing e-bay, and I found a few products, and I was asking you guys if these 1TB hard drive's would work with my macbook pro?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Brand-Ne...HardDrives&hash=item23144def38#ht_3531wt_1141
    [^its a 2gb one^]

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Western-..._HardDrives&hash=item3f13816b2f#ht_3208wt_907

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/WD-1TB-S..._HardDrives&hash=item53eb89d08a#ht_5805wt_980

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Toshiba-...isk_Drives&hash=item19d20add5a#ht_2056wt_1141

    thanks for your advice!
    :apple:SONIC1:apple:
     
  2. twennywonn macrumors member

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    Well the top one is designed for a desktop pc. You need to make sure your selecting a 2.5 not a 3.5 drive. Also you should use this swap as an opportunity to upgrade to a 7200rpm drive. An or (hybrid) would be best but costly to do. But I'm new to Mac so this knowledge is coming from my experience in windows so maybe someone else will chime in.
     
  3. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    Any 2.5 sata will work. 5400 v 7200 is the difference between speed and heat - the 7200 will run a little hotter generally.

    Western Digitals are good. Apple typically supply Hitachi, Toshiba and Fujitsu. Haven't seen a Seagate in a MacBook Pro for a while.

    You can get instructions on how to fit at www.ifixit.com.
     

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