Unibody WD hard drive upgrade Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mansa, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. mansa macrumors member

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    I saw a video where a guy put the drive from a 1TB WD mypassport un a macbook unibody. I have tried my self but the connections are different and I can find the video. What am I doing wrong or is this not possible?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Normally it is possible to put any 2.5" S-ATA HDD with a maximum height of 12.5 mm in a Unibody MacBook, but maybe that HDD has a propriety connector WD put on there.
    Can you make a photo of that HDD's connector and attach it to your next post?


    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. mansa thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info I attached a pic of the drive
     

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  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    That's not a standard SATA interface.
    Ahh it's from a WD passport external. Nope that's a custom controller PCB and won't work.
     
  5. mansa thread starter macrumors member

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    It is a WD My passport not using this one as it it is damaged but was just checking before I decide which drive to buy. I saw someone use the drive from a mypassport before but may be it was a different model.
     
  6. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Yes some use standard SATA drives. Best bet just to buy a bare SATA drive.
     
  7. mansa thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks I just ordered a Toshiba one. Hopefully it will do the job.
     

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