Recomend me a HD for an early 2011 13" macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by albert2k, May 9, 2012.

  1. albert2k macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2011, 13" Macbook Pro. This came with a 350 GB Hard Disk. I'm interesting to replace this with a 1TB Hard Disk. I hear from a Best Buy Technician that this HD must be one from Apple. Is this correct?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No, any 1 TB 2.5" drive will fit. It doesn't have to be from Apple.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Some 1TB drives are 15mm. Too big for a MBP. You'll need 12.5mm.
     
  4. albert2k thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is what I thought, the only problem is that this have to be 12.5mm or 9.5mm.
     
  5. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    Which models support 12.5mm? (I have a late 08/early 09)
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    My mistake, you need the 9.5 for all MBP's. Not sure what the OptiBay SATA chassis will hold you'll have to contact OWC.

    I'd recommend the Seagate XT 750 Hybrid as a nice drive that'll fit your MBP.
     
  7. 9Benua macrumors member

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    Instead of 1tb drive, I prefer to get 750GB 7200rpm WD Scorpio black.
     
  8. albert2k thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just one question, Why 750 instead of 1T? Just curious.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i recomend the Samsung Spinpoint M8 1TB 9.5mm
     
  10. 9Benua macrumors member

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    It's 7200rpm vs 5400rpm. It should be a little bit faster.
     
  11. albert2k thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, that made sense for me.
     

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