The "UNOFFICIAL" 1 TB MBP Club

justaregularjoe

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Nov 28, 2008
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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!
 

h1r0ll3r

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Dec 28, 2009
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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.
 

gibbz

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May 31, 2007
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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.
 

ayeying

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Dec 5, 2007
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Yay Area, CA
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.
 

r3dhawk

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Feb 22, 2010
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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?
 

nineohtoo

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Jun 22, 2009
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SF Bay Area
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
 

Brien

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Aug 11, 2008
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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?
 

RWil85

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Aug 2, 2010
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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
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?
 

panzer06

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Sep 23, 2006
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Kilrath
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?
750GB is the largest 9.5mm drive. Both 9.5 and 12.5mm drives work in the uMBP.

None are 7200rpm
 

ayeying

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Dec 5, 2007
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Yay Area, CA
Can anyone comment on the performance drop from 7200RPM to 5200RPM?

-Danno
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.
 

Lunchb0x8

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May 2, 2010
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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.
 

doug.hall

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Jul 28, 2005
165
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London
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.
 

sebgreen

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Mar 25, 2008
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UK
Ssd

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.
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.
 

HappyDude20

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Jul 13, 2008
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Los Angeles, Ca
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.
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
 

THX1139

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Mar 4, 2006
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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.
 

panzer06

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Sep 23, 2006
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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.
Seagate 750GB 7200 rpm drives should start shipping in September. Tigerdirect has them as a pre-order.

Cheers,
 
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