Western Digital's 2.5" 1.0 Tb Internal HD

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  1. MarCB720 macrumors newbie

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    I mean, Western Digital, not Seagates

    And it needs a height clearance of 12.5mm or 0.49", minimum. All specs remains the same consistent of 2.5" form factor.

    Does anybody knows what is the internal hard drive 'well' dimension of a 17" MacBool Pro Unibody is?

    I am thinking of ordering one today!! any thoughts?
     
  2. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    this has been discussed, use the search and you should find it.

    ps. it will fit in your 17" for sure. i have a 512gb ssd 12.5mm in mine.
     
  3. MarCB720 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Western Digital's 2.5" 1.0 Tb Internal HD

    New from Western Digital. It requires a minimum of 12.5mm height clearance or 0.49 inch, all other dimension remains the same consistent to 2.5" form factor.

    1.0 Tb capacity, Sata 3.0 at 16 Meg transfer rate.

    Does any body knows the internal "hard drive's well" dimension of MBP 17" unibody? Will it fit?

    Thinking of ordering one today. Your thoughts, please.

    Thanks
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    No more threads about this, please. You may use the edit button

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  5. MarCB720 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Max Mod Machine, thanks

    MMM thanks for the re-direction
     
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I am lost are you talking about Western Digital or Seagate.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's a WD... it's this drive:

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=685

    The issue is that, while it's the first/only 1TB notebook drive on the market, it's a 12.5mm height drive, whereas most notebook drives are 9.5mm... in most notebooks, there's no space for it.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    All they need to do is make that with a 10,000 RPM spindle and we're in business! :D
     
  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    A 7200 would be nice.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It still seems less than settled that the big 7200RPM drives are any systematically faster than the 5400's... I think most people would be fairly happy as an intermediate step for a 1TB drive at 5400 that was 9.5mm tall....

    (emphasis mine)

    FWIW also... people over at the Apple support forums...

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9906833

    Claimed that it only fit in the non-unibody MBP... do you have a 12.5mm drive in your unibody 17"-er?
     
  11. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    I have the Hitachi 5k500 500gb drive in my unibody it fits just fine and has a drive height of 12.5mm.. so yes it fits:D

     
  12. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Are these available anywhere? I can't find them at all. Wouldn't mind putting one of them in my optical bay.
     

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