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Hard drive height limitations

Hello,

I want to upgrade my hard drive in my MacBook white unibody (late 2009).

Are 12.5mm laptop hard drives compatible with my MacBook? Or it has to be 9.5mm?

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9.5mm, the unibody is a thin computer, so the hard drive has to be thin, you can check under the battery cover. It has to be 2.5" wide as well

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Okay, thanks. 1 more question. How do I know that the hard drive is 9.5mm and not 12.5mm?

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Before you buy it, look at the spec's or ask the vendor.

If you have it in front of you, measure it - 12.5mm=1/2", 10mm=1/10"less ....

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Most listings will specify whether a drive is 9.5mm or 12.5mm. For example, the listing here at ifixit for a 640 GB 5400 RPM WD SATA hard drive specifies 2.5 inches and 9.5mm under "Dimensions": [linked product missing or disabled: IF107-086-1]

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