MBP Hard drive replacement?? The missing 500 GB drive...

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  1. catachip macrumors regular

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  3. Kjaeldeil macrumors newbie

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    Here is the answer for you.

    I have the new 17" Macbook pro, and I just ordered this. It is in stock, and fits only 17" laptops because it is 12.5mm, but it is out now. Here is the link.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Hitachi/0A53487/
     
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  6. Kjaeldeil macrumors newbie

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    OK boys and girls here is it. read it and weep.

    I have installed the 5K500 into my 17" powerbook, and it fit perfectly, and the switchout was flawless. It took 30 minutes for the switchout, and 2 hours to do a full restore of 160 Gigs from time machine, but I am back up an running on the new drive right now. The 500 GB Hard drive gives me 465.44 GB usable, and I now have 330.41 GB free. Woo Hoo.
     
  7. HastaLaVista macrumors member

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    Not for MacBook, MacBook Pro 15", or PC models which require 9.5mm max height drive.


    Oh Crap! I thought they were coming out with a 9.5mm 500GB?


    (Congrats for you though)
     
  8. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    Dont understand why it fits a 17" MBP. It is also only 1" thick:confused:
     
  9. MacBookProJoe macrumors regular

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    This will fit. Im getting one soon.

    Hitachi unveils 2.5-in. 320GB notebook hard drive
    Travelstar 7K320 also targets gaming devices, blade servers, video surveillance systems.

    7200 RPM.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The oversized 2.5" will fit the 17", but not the 15"
     
  11. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    its 2.5" wide not thick

    a 2.5" drive is
    0.37 x 3.94 x 2.75 inches or
    9.5mm x 100.2mm x 69.85mm

    soooo being that its a 12.5mm drive 12.5 > 9.5

    the 17" is not as squished and has more room for the HD
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The HDD mounts are designed differently. The 15" sits higher, so it won't work.
     
  13. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    no he is confused as to how you can put a 2.5" drive in a 1" machine i believe
     
  14. orpheus1120 macrumors 65816

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    Wow! Congrats. How's the seek time? How's your boot time compared to the old one?
     
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  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No he's confused why it fits in the 1" thick 17-inch MBP but not in the same thickness (1") 15-inch MBP.

    I'm right, right?
     
  17. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    Exactly:)
     
  18. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    I missed the "also" i appoligize
     
  19. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Great to know the 17" MBP can take the thick drive!!! Thanks
     
  20. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    Yes damn- you 17" owners are so lucky:)
     
  21. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yeah, if I do the upgrade, I can tell people I have a 500gb iPod with 17" screen!

    =)
     
  22. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Eww.

    I am waiting for the 9.5mm drives with 3/4 platters; less platters means higher areal density which translates to faster data read/writes.
     

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