Macbook Pro HDD Replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Outline, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Outline macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    Hi there, this is somewhat of a strange enquiry and I'm aware it may make me look like a fool.

    Once upon a time I purchased a Maxtor external HDD (as so:

    Long story short, it broke and is now in a shoddy external casing.

    I'm interested in using it as my MBP's main HDD, and have read up/ensured I have the correct tools... But before I go tearing my laptop apart, will the HDD even fit/be compatible?

    I know very little about HDD's, and only wonder if I've gone completely off-track with this idea.

    Really appreciate any help with this.
  2. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    A 3.5(desktop) drive won't fit.
    Its just too big.

    If you decide to pursue upgrading your hard drive, you'll need to find a 2.5(notebook) drive, and depending on which model MPB you have, it can't have a height of more than 9.5mm high. If you have a newer Unibody MBPs, then any 2.5 drive should fit.
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    False. All unibody MacBook Pro's will allow any HDD with a height up to 12mm.
  4. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    true, but the OP referenced a desktop size hard drive, not a notebook one.

    Also he/she didn't mention what kind of MBP he/she had, and i did say that as long as their computer was a unibody one that any size notebook drive should fit.

    read first please.

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