Upgrading Hard Drive on Early 2011 Macbook Pro

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  1. rickbull macrumors newbie

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    I need to upgrade my internal drive on my Early 2011 Macbook Pro. Can anyone tell me, definitively, if it will accept a 2TB drive? I asked at the Genius Bar and they couldn't tell me for certain.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Pretty sure new macs support up to 8 exabytes. It'll work fine.
     
  3. rickbull thread starter macrumors newbie

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    T5BRICK - This is not a new Mac. It is an Early 2011 Macbook Pro.
     
  4. rickbull thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone else know, for sure, if I can install a 2TB drive in my Early 2011 MacBook Pro?
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    As long as it is a standard sata drive 2.5 inch then yes.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's new enough.

    OSX 10.4 and newer support 8 exabytes. SATA basically has no upper addressing limit, at least nothing that we'll see anytime soon.
     
  7. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    The amount of storage it has isn't a problem so much as the actual size of the drive. If I recall correctly, most of these Macs can't hold a drive that has a height taller than 9.5mm.
     
  8. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    The unibodies will take a 12.5mm height drive fine.
     
  9. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    So long as it physically fits the machine, yes it will.
     

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