New MBP and 500GB HDD

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  1. erwind macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys...

    I need help, did any of u guys can confirm (or already done it) if the new MBP can use the 500GB HDD by Western Digital (Scorpio)?

    Also, is it really that easy to replace the HDD by ourself now?

    Thx!
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    set of precision screwdrivers and torx set, five minutes. wham, bam.
     
  3. erwind thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i meant...

    is the new MBP can really use the 500GB HDD by Western Digital, since Apple said "...up to 320GB..."
     
  4. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it can use the 500GB drive, as long as it physically fits.
     
  5. richardsim7 macrumors regular

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  6. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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    You can use the WD5000BEVT in every MacBook and MacBook Pro, because they all have an SATA connector and handle 9,5mm hard disks.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Addendum: You can put TWO of these in the newest MacBooks and MacBook Pros and have a terabyte RAID in a laptop.

    But you'll have to take out the ODD. Optical media is dead, anyway, so that shouldn't be a big deal.
     
  8. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    They created the Optibay for the new MBP?
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, but the ODD is SATA now, so you can just pop a... oh, well, probably. I've seen a tutorial on the installation of a second HDD in the unibody models, so there's probably some way to secure it.
     
  10. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Well they meant CTO options ;)
     
  11. erwind thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, thanks guys, all of you...

    now, i'm more convinced to change my penryn mbp with the new unibody mbp. just need to think about 2 other problems now..

    1. those many complain about loose battery pack, and...
    2. buy now.... or buy later in January, so that i can also get the OSX 10.5.6 Snow Leopard in package.

    :D
     
  12. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    The complaints are loose battery covers, not batteries. I have two MBPs and neither have this issue.

    Snow Leopard is 10.6, not 10.5.6. You won't see this until June 2009 at the earliest, maybe later. 10.5.6 will be a free update to Leopard.
     
  13. erwind thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh yeah... my mistake, sorry. :D

    not until June 2009? :(
     

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