Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010 & Late 2011

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changing to wd 1tb hdd

hi guys

i´ve heared that you can upgrade the hdd up to 1 tb now. the new wd do have 1tb 2,5 and a installation height of 12,5mm. as i readed on several blogs and forums it should be now possible to build in hdd´s with this height.

sdomebody experencies with it?

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For the record here is a 1TB drive (12.5) that OWC states will fit in a MacBook Pro unibody. Ralph

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Western%2...

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iFixit doesn't seem to offer any 1TB drives for it, and says on both the mid and early 2009 version pages the max you can get is 500 gb.

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Go for it! I installed the WD10TPVT a couple of months ago in my 17" Unibody and it works perfectly! It fits perfectly and was an easy upgrade.

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This computer is compatible with 12.5mm drives. However, if you look at new Advanced Format drives, "large" laptop drives are often 7mm-9.5mm, so this problem with 12.5mm drives is only on larger (~1TB) drives at this point.

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according to this article at TUAW, the 12.5mm high drives such as the WD 1TB Scorpio are too thick to fit in any of the unibody Mac laptops - although such a drive would fit in the previous generation 17" MBP. this info apparently comes from Other World Computing, a reliable vendor of Mac hardware upgrades

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Fitting 12.5mm hdd in 17 inch Unibody MBP is not a problem at all. I'm writing this from my MBP already upgraded with WD 750GB which is 12.5mm thick also. So, 'that article' is just not true.

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If you called the apple support they would tell you if you want to call the number is

U.S. iPod and Mac technical support:

(800) APL-CARE (800-275-2273)

Canada technical support:

(800) 263-3394

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