SATA Drive Question

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  1. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    I have a 320GB SATA drive in my MBP. It's height is 9.5mm. I am planning to upgrade to a 500GB drive with the same specs.

    My question is...

    Can I use my 320GB 9.5mm drive in a MBP 17 inch? They normally come with 12mm height drives. Also, do I need to do any modifications in order to make it fit (like spacers, etc.) or can I just "drop it in"?

    Thanks.
    Merl1n
     
  2. merl1n thread starter macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    Can anybody answer the question? Can I use a 9.5mm SATA drive in a 17" MBP?
     
  3. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

    iHerzeleid

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    Yea. You can. Feel free to upgrade that baby ^^
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    AFAIK, the 17" always uses the 9.5mm drive; it's just that it can fit the 12.5mm, but IMO it's cheaper to use one drive for all the computers than use 2 different models.
     
  5. merl1n thread starter macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    Thanks folks! It's not often that I ask for help on this forum. :D
     

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