The "UNOFFICIAL" 1 TB MBP Club

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by justaregularjoe, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone;

    I *just* upgraded my 13" MBP to a whopping 1 TB HDD. :D Just for fun and education, I was wondering if we could have an official thread on 1 TB MBPs.


    My experience:
    • Installation was simple (and fast! 20 minutes, but only because I was an idiot, see below)
    • Did not have a Torx-6 screwdriver, needle nose pliers with 'teeth' and a strong grip loosened them, and then I used the same Phillips bit that I used on all of the other screws to remove quickly.
    • HDD screws went back in easily with the pliers again.
    • Forgot to reattach SATA, resulting in me almost crying when the OS X Install USB key I plugged in did not recognize a hard drive. I had to open everything back up, and plug it in.
    • Back cover has NO bulge to it, whatsoever.
    • S.M.A.R.T. is VERIFIED! :D

    WOOOOOOOOT!

    Post any successes/failures/tips you have!
     
  2. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    The needle nose are definitely helpful if you don't have the T6 bit. I couldn't find my Torx driver when I was putting my SSD in, so I used pliers instead.
     
  3. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    What brand HDD did you put in? I wanted to throw in a 1TB SSD but changed my mind once I saw the SSD cost more than my MBP.
     
  4. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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  5. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I threw in a 1TB WD Scorpio Blue (WD10TPVT) into my Unibody MacBook. Easy install and am very happy with the hard drive.
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I had 2TB installed... but I realized I use the optical drive a little too much so I returned the drive.

    Now I'm 1TB MBP, 17" Core Duo.
     
  7. r3dhawk macrumors member

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    Can i still be a part of the club if i have a 1TB EXTERNAL...? Or do the rules mandate it must be internal?
     
  8. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    Gonna order my 1TB on my next paycheck before I go out of town later this month. Going for the Scorpio Blue.

    8GB RAM+80GB SSD+1TB HDD :D
     
  9. Brien macrumors 68020

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    So does this mean that they have a 9.5mm 1TB drive now, or do 12.5mm drives fit in the MBP?
     
  10. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Cool.

    If this has 7200rpm then I'm sold. thanks for the thread.
     
  11. RWil85 macrumors 6502a

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    I dig that setup and would like to do the same in my 13" MBP..I thought i read somewhere that the largest HDD you can put in as of now is a 750gb due to a gb limit? apparently this isnt true?
     
  12. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't think so. The only speed I have seen is 5200 RPM
     
  13. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    750GB is the largest 9.5mm drive. Both 9.5 and 12.5mm drives work in the uMBP.

    None are 7200rpm
     
  14. d4nn0 macrumors member

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    Can anyone comment on the performance drop from 7200RPM to 5200RPM?

    -Danno
     
  15. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Ick, then I'd wait. Don't need that much space THAT bad unless 7200rpm rolls around.
     
  16. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    Can I be in too? I have a 500gb internal, plus 2 x 250 externals :D
     
  17. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Pretty bad if you're trying to run multiple virtual machines or moving files around a lot.

    However, when I boot up from power button to log in screen in 21 seconds. The iMac with RAID-0 boots up from power to log in screen in 34 seconds. But, after log in, it takes ~50 seconds for the MBP while it only takes ~25 seconds for the iMac.

    Do note: I only have ~8GB free on the MBP while the iMac has 900GB free.
     
  18. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    I have had a 1TB Toshiba in mine for about 3 weeks, it is beautiful, fast and holds more than I need.

    I basicvally just throw all my data I could need for ages on it, and still have about 400GB spare.
     
  19. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    How much does a 1TB HD for the MBP usually run in price?
     
  20. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a Toshiba Canvio 1TB USB drive for $199AUD (Very cheap for 1TB 2.5" SATA in AUS).
     
  21. doug.hall macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know the difference between the WD WD10TEVT and WD10TPVT? I think it's the file format used however I cannot find out if one is better for a Macbook Pro unibody upgrade?

    On Amazon the PVT is £50 less with no reviews where as the more costly EVT has over 200 reviews - maybe I've answered my own question.
     
  22. sebgreen macrumors regular

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    Ssd

    I put a 120gb SSD in my MBP about 6 months ago. At the time I could have bought two 2TB HDs and had change left over, but well worth it!

    I have a 1TB FireWire external drive.
     
  23. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

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    A buddy of mine just bought a 1TB external and says he couldn't be happier. He also purchased a Flip Ultra HD camera..

    Myself, I travel quite a bit from the states to Asia and need to carry the extra GBs with me so am hoping to get 1TB internal by Jan. 2011..but to each his own. :D
     
  24. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    I have unlimited storage at 7200 3GB/s because I have a Voyager Q running off eSata on my MBP. I'm looking forward to them coming out with 1TB 7200. I need speed and space.
     
  25. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Seagate 750GB 7200 rpm drives should start shipping in September. Tigerdirect has them as a pre-order.

    Cheers,
     

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