Replacing HDD in a MBP, need to know height.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skier777, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. skier777 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    What is the height of the HDD in a 2010 MBP15?

    Also, does anyone know of a good 1TB HDD to replace my 500GB? I was looking to spend under $100.
    Would either of these drives work?

    Or should I replace the disk drive with another 500GB.

    I want 2 500GB partitions, one each for windows and OSX. Which would be the better way to achieve this.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. nwbusa macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2010
    BC, Canada
  4. skier777 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thanks for the help guys.

    I think i will probably stay with a single drive because I like to watch DVDs and burn CDs and having a portable drive could become a nuisance. Im not desperate so I might wait for a bit of a price drop, maybe to 80 bucks or so before i upgrade.
  5. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    I would recommend the new 1TB Samsung drive. It's the first 2-platter design, so it's 9.5mm and faster. I had the 1TB WD Blue and, to put it lightly, it sucked speed-wise. This one is also $79 if you use the $10 new customer coupon.
  6. RoyalFlushAK(s) macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    Well, you may have to wait for couple years until a 1TB HD drops around $80. But, hey..., you save $20 and this may be worth gold to you.

  7. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    That was a good choice a while ago. Now there's Samsung Spinpoint M8 it's faster and uses less power.

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