Upgrade Macbook Pro hard drive..

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  1. paa627 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 13 in mid '09 mbp and am looking to upgrade my hard drive to something quite a bit larger. I am looking at this product:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136545

    But it has a warning that the height is larger usual - 12.5mm. How can i determine if this will fit in my machine? Can anyone tell me yes or no on it fitting?

    Any other recommendations on other products are welcome.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    the Samsung Spinpoint is 9.5mm, not sure if 12.5mm fits in the MBP

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152291
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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  4. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    That drive will fit and others are using it as we speak to prove this. It will only fit in the HDD bay and is a tight fit, but will work.
     
  5. theSeb macrumors 604

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    My apologies. I didn't think it would fit and I recalled a thread confirming this.
     
  6. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, the threads are a mixed bag of answers. Some seem to have issues and others do not. I believe that all os the unibodies have no issues whatsoever, but the earlier did have issues. As those who have used it will tell you, it is a tight fit, but works. I think it is like the RAM. Apple says what will fit but, other supposedly unsupported things work as well.
     
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    i think the RAM is different, they say upgradeable to 8GB becasue thats all apple has to sell, and they want chumps to buy RAM upgrades from them
     
  8. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Well, yes. Whether something fits physically or whether your computer supports it are two different things. No matter what apple says, 2011 MBPs support 16 GBs RAM and it can be 1333 MHz or 1600 MHz RAM. This is because the Intel CPU supports it.
     
  9. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    The 12.5mm drive fit in my '10 13" quite well..
     

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