This Hard Drive work in MacBook Pro 8,1?

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  1. newtoiphonesdk macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking at upgrading to a 1 TB Hard Drive for my MBP. The model identifier is: MacBook Pro 8,1

    Would this hard drive be compatible?

    Model

    Brand
    Western Digital

    Series
    Scorpio Blue

    Model
    WD10TPVT

    Packaging
    Bare Drive

    Performance

    Interface
    SATA 3.0Gb/s

    Capacity
    1TB

    Cache
    8MB

    Average Latency
    5.7ms

    RPM
    5200 RPM

    Physical Spec

    Form Factor
    2.5"

    Height (maximum)
    12.5mm

    Width (maximum)
    69.85mm

    Length (maximum)
    100.2mm

    Features

    Features
    Massive capacity

    Quiet

    Reliable and rugged

    Fast and efficient

    Tested for compatibility

    Advanced Format Technology

    12.5 mm height
    *1 TB models are 12.5 mm high and may not be compatible with all notebook systems. Consult system specifications for maximum allowable drive height before attempting to install.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, as you have a Unibody MacBook Pro, which can accept 12.5 mm high 2.5" S-ATA HDDs.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

     
  3. newtoiphonesdk, May 16, 2012
    Last edited: May 16, 2012

    newtoiphonesdk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. What's the dimensions of the stock hard drive that came with my MBP? I'm thinking of giving it to my friend who has an older 2006 MacBook model.

    It is TOSHIBA MK5065GSXF model

    would that fit in older mb?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    As noted in the HDD guide, that MacBook will accept any 2.5" S-ATA HDD with a maximum height of 9.5 mm. According to a quick search, your old HDD is 0,4" high, which translates to 10.16 mm according to the Dashboard converter widget, but another search result says the height is 9.5 mm.
    In my experience with past HDD hardware of that capacity it will be 9.5 mm high and therefore will fit into the 2006 MacBook.
     
  5. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    I would also recommend going with the 9.5mm version of the 1TB Western Digital Scorpio Blue because it's considerably faster than the 12.5mm variant.
     
  6. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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