MP Internal Drive HEIGHT Dimension

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  1. osxabsd, Mar 21, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011

    osxabsd macrumors member

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    The MP "Everything Mac" manual states that the 3.5 inch internal hard drive height dimension as 25.4mm. But every 3.5 inch hard drive I have looked at lists a height of 26.1. Will this .7mm prevent me from installing it? I've looked at the OWC site at hitachi, Western Digital Samsung, etc., they all list 26.1.

    I am interested in the Hitachi drives. Anyone have a comment on these, or a recommendation.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    The way the drives sit in the MP, you won't have any trouble installing a slightly taller drive in at least bays 2, 3, and 4. I doubt you'd have any issue with bay 1, either, as I've put many different drives in MP's and never had an issue.

    jW
     
  3. dal20402 macrumors 6502

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    The manual writers were just being lazy. 25.4 mm is exactly 1 inch.

    All standard 3.5" drives fit fine. If they didn't, you would hear much more about it.
     

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