Western Digital Scorpio Blue 1TB height

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jarzinos, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. jarzinos macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2010
    Hey there everyone.
    I am thinking of upgrading from my 320 Hitachi HD to a WB Scorpio Blue 1TB.
    I have a late 08 unibody 15''MBP and wasn't sure if it would fit. I know its kinda taller and was wondering if someone has tried it on yet.
    Apart from that, do i need any other equipment or case to make accommodate the height?:confused:

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    All unibody MBPs can take 12.5mm drives, such as the 1TB WD.
  3. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2009
    It's 12.5mm so it will fit inside the HDD slot, however it will NOT fit inside the optibay as max height there is 9.5mm
  4. lesbarn macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2005
  5. jarzinos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2010
    Great! So we solved the height issue. I am just gonna replace the previous one, so no need for the Opti bay slot.....tnx though!

    How about the fitting? Does it fit in the "installation" of the previous one or do you need some other "case"?

    Also, got any ideas regarding the transferring of the data from the previous to the new one?
  6. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2009
    No, you don't need any mounting hardware to make it fit, it will just fit.

    You can make a time machine backup and restore from that, you can use CCC, or you can just copy over the things you want on top of a fresh OSX install.

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