Just purchased an OEM Drive. Will it fit in MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jtabije, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. jtabije macrumors newbie

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    Hey all!

    I just purchased an OEM Intel 320 160Gb, and it doesn't come with an attached spacer like its retail brother. As a result, without the spacer, the OEM version has a height of 7mm.

    From the best of my knowledge, I understand that the drive is secured in placed by screws and not by its physical body and was wondering if there is anyone that can confirm that a 7mm drive can be safely used in an MBP?

    Thanks twice over,
    Jtabije!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That's fine, it does simply attach by the screws in the side, so height isn't an issue, provided you have a unibody MBP.
     
  3. jtabije thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I successfully installed the SSD, installed a fresh copy of Snow, updated the firmware, and enabled TRIM. Everything was smooth as butter. :)
     
  4. snowman1 macrumors regular

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    Just to clarify...no spacers or anything like that were needed to keep the SSD firmly inside the MBP? I'm thinking of getting a 7mm Samsung 830, and I was a bit worried the 7mm size would make it incompatible.
     

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