Largest HD for Late 2008 15" Unibody MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by anth, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. anth macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2005
    Hey everyone,

    What's the largest capacity hard drive I can fit in my 15" late 2008 Unibody MBP? My 320 gb drive isn't cutting it anymore.

    Am I limited to 640 gb 9.5mm drives?

    I appreciate specific drive names/modes. If anyone has 1st-hand experience, that would be great!

    Also, what's the easiest way to migrate? Install the drive physically and restore from a Time Machine back-up point?


  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    All unibody Macs can take 12.5mm HDs so 1TB is currently the maximum. 1TB WD Scorpio Blue is pretty popular in here and I guess it's the only 1TB 2.5" drive that is widely available
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You can use 2.5" HDDs with a maximum height of 12.5mm. offers many of those, up to 1TB.

  4. anth thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2005
    Oh that's great news, I just remembered hearing about some problems with the 1TB WD Scorpio Blue drives barely fitting, causing excessive noise/bulging/transmitting vibrations. That was awhile back, though.

    Happy to hear it shouldn't be an issue.

    Thanks guys!

    And for Applecare visits, I figure I'll just keep the 320 gb to swap out so there's no chance of conflict.

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