Would this hard drive work in a 15" macbook pro?

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  1. watermelon macrumors regular

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    Hello,
    I was wondering if this would work in a macbook pro?
    I know the macbook uses 2.5" drives, and this is a 2.5" drive, but the reason I ask is here is a 120gb ssd for $700, when heres a 128gb ssd for $3,000!

    Thank you!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It doesn't say how tall it is. There are two standard heights for laptop drives; 9.5mm and 12mm. The MacBook Pro will only accept the smaller of the two. You need to find that out. Apart from that it looks OK.
     
  3. Anderson3133 macrumors regular

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  4. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    If you'll look on the right side and click the "Specifications" tab, it tells you that the height is 0.38". Which, comes out to just about 9.5mm. Perfect.
     
  5. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    120gb for $700. They are starting to come down in price.
     
  6. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    He means the 15" MacBook Pro, that is. Weird as it may seem, 12mm is received by the 17"
     
  7. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Before you go and buy this, I recommend you read the "Pros and Cons" of this drive. The rating doesn't look that good.

    The next thing you should ask yourself is "why would I need or want this". For 120GB of storage, $700 is a lot of money to spend. Does the increase in speed justify the expenditure?

    I started with a 160GB disk (not SSD) in my MBP. Within a few months, I was running out of space so I upgraded it to a 250GB disk. Well after 6 months with that, I again was running out of space and just recently upgraded to a 320GB drive.

    My 320GB drive cost me less than 1/2 the price of the 120GB SSD drive you are looking at.

    Just my 2cents worth.
     
  8. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    My 500gb cost me less then half *chuckles*
     

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