would this HDD fit?

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  1. hitman45400 macrumors regular

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  2. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Any 9.5mm hard drives will fit. I don't know how to tell by the model # if that's a 12mm or a 9.5mm drive(height wise) as the 12mm are too tall to fit inside the Macbooks. Unless you got the 17" Macbook Pro.

    This drive will work though.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Western Digital/WD5000BEVT/
     
  3. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    I believe the only 500GB drive that is not 9.5mm is the Hitachi 500GB. The hitachi drive will work in 17" MBPs, but not the 15.4s.

    I will 2nd the 500GB western digital drive, I recently purchased the WD after looking into benchmarks etc. Honestly, the Seagate, Samsung, and WD 500GB drives all perform very similarly.
     
  4. hitman45400 thread starter macrumors regular

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    have you installed this one or know someone who has? i'm weary about spending that much and it not work..

    and i have the 15" so whatever size fits that..
     
  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I haven't as I don't have a MB or MBP but any SATA 9.5mm drive will work.

    Try a search for that particular WD drive ~~>http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=13669705. There's quite a bit of threads mentioning that drive so go through them all and see what you think.
     

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