Macbook HDD upgrade 12.5 or 9.5

russtobin

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Nov 1, 2010
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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.
 

Nov 28, 2010
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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)

 

russtobin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 1, 2010
19
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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.
 

russtobin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 1, 2010
19
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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?