Which Mac Laptops take a 1TB HDD?

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  1. doubledee macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    I am considering buying a new Mac Laptop, and would like to know which ones are capable of handling the new 1 TB HDD's that are 15mm in height?

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     
  2. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    Actually the 1TB 2.5" drives are available in 9.5mm height. 1.5TB 2.5" are available in 12.5 mm high and 2TB 15mm high.

    The HD bay of the MBP will accept up to 12.5 mm while i think an optibay caddy will take only 9.5mm.

    I used to have a Samsung 1TB 9.5mm as my boot drive in a 2011 MBP and it was painfully slow.

    1TB http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Western%20Digital/WD10JPVT/

    1.5TB http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Toshiba/MQ01ABD150/

    2TB
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/892985-REG/Intel_wd20npvt_Green_2TB_2_5_SATA3.html
     
  3. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And the 9.5mm 1-TB one that I looked at also had a high failure rate too. (That's what you get for trying to cram all of that storage in such a small place...)

    Most Seagate 1-TB drives are 15mm high.


    On my white, 12" MacBook, I am certain that 9.5mm is the maximum height.

    But this post is about the newer Mac Laptops...



    Debbie
     
  4. paul-n macrumors regular

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  5. doubledee thread starter macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    Based on user reviews, that one fails way too much.


    How do you enable the hardware encryption on that drive?


    Debbie
     
  6. soapsudz macrumors member

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    I have a WD Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT 1 TB 5400 RPM drive in my 2010 Macbook white. The drive is 9.5 mm high and fits in both optical drive caddy and the main drive bay. It's fast, much quieter than a smaller WD Scorpio Black I used previously and doesn't consume much power.
     
  7. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not aware of any excessive failure rate for 1TB 9.5mm drives. The 2 x 1TB Samsung I bought almost 2 years ago haven't failed yet and the 1TB WD I bought 3 months ago is fine.

    The current unibody MBP will accept a 12.5mm in the main drive bay and a 9.5mm in an optibay caddy.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1347247
     

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