Will the latest MB Pro i5/i7 fit a 12.5mm 1TB HDD ??

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  1. Sunnyqueensland macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new here, but I did do a quick search and could not find a definitive answer.

    Will the latest MB Pro i5/i7 fit a 12.5mm 1TB HDD ?? (I considered an SSD for a few seconds until I realized I could only afford a 32GB.)

    I don't have the MB yet but I want to order the HDD now. I need a definite answer so someone that has personal experience or can link to a guide would be awesome.

    Regards

    SQ
     
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    :(
    return it...? or trade it in for a 640gb 5400
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Mine fits. I have a picture of it…

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    Fits perfectly and the lid closes on of top it.
     
  7. Sunnyqueensland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you know if it is a 9.5mm or a 12.5mm drive you installed?
     
  8. man02195 macrumors regular

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    what doesn't fit? length, width, height? I've had a wd 1tb 12.5mm in my 2009 15" for 2 months, and they're the same size shell.
     
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    There is no 9.5mm 2.5" 1TB HD.... It's clearly the 12.5mm, it works fine on all unibody MBPs. Maybe you did something wrong?
     
  10. Sunnyqueensland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Everything went smoothly till I went to put the cover back on, it sits up about 3mm and won't close.. :/

    Quote from the Wiki:

    "Today, the dominant height of this form factor is 9.5mm for laptop drives, but high capacity drives (750 GB and 1 TB) have a height of 12.5mm. Enterprise-class drives can have a height up to 15mm."

    Maybe that's what I purchased??? :eek::eek::eek:
     
  11. RobbieTT macrumors member

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    This would be easier if you posted a picture.

    It should fit fine - I even have one in my 13" MBP and it has room to spare. The extra thickness of the 12.5mm drive just brings it level, or slightly below, the level of the battery pack. It is well clear of the rear cover.
     
  12. RobbieTT macrumors member

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    Then give us the model number, rather than guessing. We can help if you give us the details.
     
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Get a ruler and measure. It's quite easy to tell the height of an object like a hard drive to within half a millimeter or so even using a standard ruler.
     
  14. Sunnyqueensland thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did the swap-over at work and was in a bit of a hurry.. I have already returned the drive.
     
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    Oh, darn :(
     
  16. TouchOfClass macrumors newbie

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    I had a nice little chat with MacSales.com and . . .

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    Matt Lee [10:04:21 AM]: Welcome to our real-time support chat. How can I help you today?
    chico [10:04:21 AM]: will the WD 1TB 12.5mm drive fit in the new 15" i5/i7 MacBook Pro?
    Matt Lee [10:04:28 AM]: Yes it will fit fine
    chico [10:04:47 AM]: sweet, thanks
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    On another note, Seagate has a 2.5" 1TB drive but it is 15mm and will not fit, so remember boys and girls buy the WD.
     
  17. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread. But correct me if i'm wrong, a 12.5 mm drive will fit in the new i5 model macbook pro? Just be sure to make sure it's not a 15mm.
     
  18. blackwind macrumors regular

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    I was also wondering that, I was intended to get the seagate 7k5000 500gb but since it the same as the factory, i rather pay abit more and space is important for me.

    To the owners who has the 1tb what do u think of its performance? is it worth it. I mean the little bro WD 750gb also good but i rather have 1tb.




    cheers
     
  19. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    It fit!
     
  20. BrianMR macrumors regular

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    Great to know, I've been considering this upgrade too but found conflicting information.
     
  21. anthony11 macrumors 6502

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    I'm hesitant about this -- I wonder if the taller drive will have airflow/thermal issues, and how the 3-platter design will behave. I never personally fell victim to the 5-platter IBM drive-from-hell but reading about it has left me wary.
     

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