Largest HD for Late 2008 15" Unibody MBP?

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  1. anth macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks,

    Anthony
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    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

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    You can use 2.5" HDDs with a maximum height of 12.5mm.

    www.macsales.com offers many of those, up to 1TB.


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  4. anth thread starter macrumors member

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    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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