WD Velociraptor 10K RPM HDD in al mb?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by morphalex, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. morphalex macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Hey guys I'm thinking about upgrading my 2.4ghz 250gb hdd to the new WD 10000rpm hdd but was wondering about a couple of things?

    1. Will it fit without the hdd enclosure that the drive come with?

    2. Will there be heat issues?

    Thanks in advance
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Doubtful it will fit.


    Compare with the Scorpio Black (which is designed for laptops).


    You'll notice that the VelociRaptor is 15mm high, compared to 9.5mm for the Scorpio. The "enclosure" (more of an adaptor really) is designed to change it from a 2.5" drive to fit into a 3.5" bay adds more to the height of the drive (edit: if you look at the spec sheet from the one without the adaptor and compare it to the one with at 26.1mm).
  3. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000


    Oct 20, 2007
    You *INSTANTLY* void the warranty if you remove the "Iceberg" from it. I'm guessing it would cook itself even if it fit.
  5. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Uses about 2.5x more power during read/write too.

    While this would be nothing short of amazing if it did fit (and believe me, a thread like this would have hit hundreds of replies here already if it were possible to put such a drive in a MB/P), you're far better off finding a suitable external box to put this with, since you won't stray far from a power point.

    Seagate's new 500gig 7200rpm drives are due out soon, they might be worth a look at.
  6. morphalex thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    one of these days they make it fit! I have faith in HDDs! Btw, how would removing the hdd void the warranty? It's made to be removable by user

    I found the WD Scorpio Black 320GB for $92! Is this site legit or anyone buy them from before because that seems like a awesome deal, please let me know because I'll gladly get it!
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    The noise and vibration of 10K rpm HDD may not be most ideal for laptops. I think the larger capacity SSD would be more realistic.

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