Macbook Pro 17"

d1cee

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Jun 24, 2014
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Hi,

My friend has a Macbook Pro 17", *Macbook Pro 8.3*

He wants me to replace the hard drive for him but I am not sure as to what size goes directly in there.

Plenty of guides on how to replace it, I've no issue here and I building computers all the time.

What i need to know is what size will fit in there and if anyone can recommend an SSD to go in there?

Many Thanks

d1cee.
 

d1cee

macrumors newbie
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Jun 24, 2014
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does it matter as to the type of Sata connector? as I know its a few years old the 17"
 

saturnotaku

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Mar 4, 2013
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Any 9,5 mm 2,5" drive is going to fit perfectly (alternatively, you can use a 7mm drive with a spacer)
The spacer is not necessary on a MacBook Pro. The small bracket with the two crosshead screws you need to remove to get the hard drive out is enough to keep a 7mm drive in place securely.

does it matter as to the type of Sata connector? as I know its a few years old the 17"
All SATA ports are backward compatible. Since the one you're working on is a 2011 model, a SATA III/6Gb/s drive will work out of the box at its maximum speed.
 

d1cee

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Jun 24, 2014
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ok brilliant, i won't need any spacers for it, and should be plug in and play, after cloning for sure?
 
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