White Unibody Hard Drive Upgrade

clindner

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Nov 2, 2006
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Does the new plastic unibody Macbook have the same restrictions on the height of the hard drive that the old Macbooks had?

I am thinking of getting one of these and putting a 1 TB drive in it if possible.

If it has a drive height restriction, I may go with the Macbook Pro instead.
 

clindner

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Nov 2, 2006
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I'm surprised that no one here has a white unibody and looked into this.

I'm really wanting to jump on the Microcenter deal before it expires, but I want to be able to put a 12.5 mm HD into it.
 

rw3

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May 13, 2008
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My educated guess based off of holding the new MacBook and knowing that it is thicker than the aluminum uniday, I would say yes.

I can try this out for you on Thursday.
 

TuffLuffJimmy

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Apr 6, 2007
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There are no TB laptop drives. Any TB drive is a 3.5" drive, laptop drives are 2.5", it doesn't matter how thick the drive is.

The biggest laptop drive out there is 640GB.
 

clindner

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Nov 2, 2006
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This was the reason I had asked the question. You see both answers.

I think on the aluminum unibody side of things, the ones with removable batteries are definitely big enough for a 12.5 mm height drive. I think when they came out with the new batteries with integrated batteries, the reduced the height accordingly.

So, for the plastic unibody, I saw a mention somewhere that the larger drive might fit, but no definitive answer.
 

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