Macbook HDD upgrade 12.5 or 9.5

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  1. russtobin macrumors newbie

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    Hi There

    Can someone please advise if a 12.5mm HDD is suitable as a replacement in a 2006 Macbook or does it have to be 9.5mm?

    Thinking of upgrading my sisters machine with a 1TB if poss.

    Many thanks in advance for any replies.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    9.5 mm, thus only some 750 GB HDDs will work.
    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

     
  3. russtobin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Recently upgraded my MBP with a 1TB didn't realise there were size restrictions with the MB - just as well I asked....

    Anyone recommend a 750GB for the MB?

    Also looking for battery and psu.

    Thanks.
     
  4. russtobin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Little bit of further research reveals that I fitted a Western Digital WD10JPVT(1TB) into my MBP. This is a 9.5mm HDD so is it suitable for MB?
     
  5. russtobin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can anyone confirm if the 1TB 9.5mm hdd will fit the MB 4.1?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    As it has a maximum height of 9.5 mm according to WD, it will fit.
     

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