Largest harddrive available

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  1. wakeborder556 macrumors regular

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    I have a august 08 MBP (1 year old) and the 200gb harddrive that came with it is not cutting it. What is size drive does it use, 9.5 mm? What is the largest one out on the market.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge
     
  2. hornshwangler macrumors newbie

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    The largest storage capacity available at this time is 500GB 2.5" drive, I like the seagate and have the 7200 rpm in my uMBP and a recent mini. Very quiet, fast, and cool for my use. Check out:

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/ST9500420AS/

    good luck
    Dan
     
  3. grayskyz macrumors regular

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    I bought this

    from bestbuy today. Used Carbon copy cloner to ghost my drive and for some reason, there is a long delay (20 seconds) before I get the Apple logo splash screen and then it boots very quickly. Don't know whats up with delay just yet. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Remember that you can always replace the optical drive with another hard drive.
     
  5. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    really and how
     
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I have never done it before. But this is a good thing to use when doing it.
     
  7. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    The largest 9.5mm 2.5" drive is a Seagate 640GB ST9640322AS.

    The largest 12.5mm 2.5" drive is a WD 1TB.
     
  8. islandman macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone successfully installed a WD 1TB in their 15" MBP? I am very tempted to do it, but it's 12.5mm instead of 9.5mm.
     
  9. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Won't fit, particularly in the models that had the removable batteries. The 17" can reportedly take a 12.5mm drive with some tweaking, but the 15" and 13" require 9.5mm drives.
     
  10. Jocelyn84 macrumors member

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    I've read otherwise in multiple threads here and elsewhere. Seems the 12.5 was reported to fit without mods in all Unibody macs with removable batteries and not the ones released in June.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=8173529&highlight=drive#post8173529
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=754416
    http://www.alexpopovich.com/blog/20...udio-skipping-in-vista-analisys-and-solution/
    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/archives/dec08/121508.html#S24994
     
  11. islandman macrumors 6502

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    Darn. Well I have one of the ones released in June. Guess I have to wait for a 9.5mm big drive to come out.
     
  12. onlnagent macrumors member

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    Actually pureSilicon makes a 2.5" 1TB SSD drive. The drive has a read/write speed of 240MB/s and 215MB/s using Sata II
     
  13. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    And it costs only 1 testicle!
     

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