MBP maximum harddrive capacity

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by freddyfingers, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. freddyfingers macrumors member

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    Just wondering if theres is a reputable source of info on the max size hard-drive I can put in a MBP either the older version or the newer unibody model. Right now I'm contemplating installing a dualdrive in one of my systems. More info on those cam be found at the 2 links posted below.

    original MBP
    http://www.powerbookmedic.com/DualDrive---Add-a-Second-Hard-Drive-to-your-Laptop-p-17316.html

    unibody
    http://www.powerbookmedic.com/DualDrive-500GB----Add-a-Second-Hard-Drive-to-your-Laptop-p-17257.html


    I'm going to assume their #'s are correct on the dualdrives but dont see why any 2.5" sata would pose a problem. Seems with the older MBP I can install a 1tb dualdrive but does the stock internal max's out at 500gb? or could I go with 2x 1tb drives? While with the newer unibody the stock internal drive max's out at 750gb and the dual drive can only be 500gb. More than likely I will be modding my older MBP just because it can support the most storage space.

    Was just wondering if those #'s are right or if it matters I dont see why a 500gb drive would be any different than a 750gb or 1tb as they are all 2.5" sata just bigger size drives.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It has to do with the height of the drives.

    The Aluminium models (2006 to 2008) of the MBP line can only accept 2.5" HDDs with a maximum height of 9.5mm, thus 750GB is the maximum capacity for HDDs in the HDD bay. I don't know about the bay of the Optical Disc Drive (ODD).

    The Unibody models (2008 - )of the MBP line can accept 2.5" HDDs with a maximum height of 12.5mm, thus all 2.5" HDDs are accepted. The 17" Aluminium MBP is also capable of accommodating a 12.5mm 2.5" HDD.
     
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  4. freddyfingers thread starter macrumors member

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    never considered 750gb great find might have to wait and just run 2 of those that would be the fastest option 7200rpm :) with the same storage 1.5tb

    I just ordered a 500gb 7200rpm drive which I was planning on using as the main drive. Then was looking at using this for the dual drive 1tb 5400rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152242 The dual drive is mainly going to be used for storage so I can have all my files with me and not have to mess around with externals.
     

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