Replacing HDD in a MBP, need to know height.

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

  1. skier777 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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  4. skier777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    RF,
     
  7. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    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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