Upgrading HDD in 2011 Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by szolr, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. szolr macrumors 6502

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    Somehow I've managed to get by with 320 GB as my HDD since september 2011. How—I don't quite know tbh. I have a couple of 500 GB portable hard drives. But most of my space is occupied by movies in iTunes. I dislike having to plug in a portable hard drive whenever I want to watch a film streamed onto the :apple:TV in the living room.

    Unless anyone's got a better idea I guess I'll have to upgrade my Macbook's HDD. Is that possible? And could someone point me to a reliable guide please? Also, if I upgraded the HDD would that void my warranty or something?..
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Yes it's possible. You need a 2.5" SATA drive. Check www.iFixit.com for a guide, and it doesn't void the warranty unless you break something in the process.
     
  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    You've been a member for a year, how did you not think to search first? The HDD is very easy to upgrade and I believe there's a 2TB HDD available for laptops
     
  4. szolr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's been a year already? :p

    No, seriously, I did have a look curtesy of Google's best. However, I like to ask to see if I've missed anything important.

    The point about not voiding the warranty for instance—I read something different on that score in a couple of places.
     
  5. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    1 TB is the biggest available so far.

    BUT you can fit 2 inside your macbook if you remove the ODD. :cool:
     
  6. szolr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately I'm not that good with fitting in computer components—well, I'm almost completely new to put it another way. The most I've done is a RAM upgrade on a HP laptop. :eek:
     

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