SATA2 drive in MBP??

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  1. AndyR macrumors 6502a

    AndyR

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    Thinking of upgrading the HDD in my MBP and wondered if this would work?

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/136790

    Its a SATA2 drive so would the MBP just throttle the speed back on it without any adverse affects, or should I play is safe and get the 250gb 1.5gbps SATA1 drive instead?

    Thx!
     
  2. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    I'm using that very drive in my MBP. Works great.
     
  3. AndyR thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AndyR

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    Oh ace thats good to hear!

    I was a little worried as I've heard that by throttling it back it can cause the drive to become unreliable. Seems a bit suss to be but thought I'd check anyway.

    Did it take you long to fit? I am probably going to follow the guides on ifixit.
     
  4. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    It's a 15 minute job. Easy-peasy.
     
  5. AndyR thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AndyR

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    Thanks. I just ordered myself a spudger to help with it.

    Do I need any adhesive pads to stick the IR sensor etc to the top of the new drive at all?
     
  6. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Didn't need them for mine.
    You do need the right tools. A Phillips #00 and Torx #6.

    What's a spudger?
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    It's a plastic pen type thing you use to lift up/disconnect the data ribbon from the keyboard,waist of money ( i used my gf's fingernail )


    Picture 1.png
     
  8. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    i have just finished putting my MBP together. i reached the hard drive but i didnt have the right tool to take it off.

    i was luck to take the ones near the RAM slots by a normal screw driver but could not for those at the HD.

    really sad.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You don't want to mess up Torx with Phillip heads. Also now Apple will know you took it apart, because no service technician would do that.
     

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