Macbook Pro Hard Drive 1st Gen Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by freeflywing, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. freeflywing macrumors newbie

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    what is the bigest hard drive the 1st gen macbook pro can address?
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    At present 500GB either Hitachi or samung do them, the Hitachi only fits in 17'' pro's though
     
  3. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    As long as the drive is no taller than 9.5mm, it will fit into the MBP 15inch.

    This is the one that I have and use in my MBP 15":

    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Samsung/HM500LI/
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    That's what I'm saying the Hitachi is 12.5mm so will only fit in 17'' pro's
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The Hitachi is both biggest in Size and Capacity.

    The Samsung is only tied in Capacity. :D
     
  6. ricenbeans04 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all, I am thinking of installing one myself, but I'm having a hard time deciding what to install. I am looking to spend around $200 give or take a few and for the same size (160Gig) or larger. Does anyone have opinions on whether it's worth paying for an SSD or if going for size is better?? I was looking into OWC mercury drives (costly though) or a standard spinning drive, like the 500 Gig Seagate Momentus XT 7200. Thanks!!
     

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