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

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Can I install a 12.5MM HDD in this laptop

I am considering a WD 1TB laptop drive and it turns out it's a 12.5MM drive

Apple ofers 12.5MM drives for the new MacBook Pro laptops, but I like this one and will use it for 2-3 more years before I upgrade(i'm avoiding sandybridge due to the chipset defect that Intel admitted to)

does this take a 12.5MM HDD or am I stuck with a 750GB drive?

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Your machine will accept up to a 12.5 mm high drive: From OWC: 1.0TB WD Scorpio Blue 5200RPM SATA *12.5mm* HD with Advanced Format Technology - Fits all Apple MacBook/MacBook Pro 'Unibody' Models (13/15/17"), MacBook Pro 'pre-unibody' 17", and PC Laptops which support 12.5mm SATA Drives:

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Yes. 12.5mm thick hard drives can fit in your MacBook Pro 17 However such a kind of drive will not fit inside 15 and 13'' models.

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Glad I got the 17'' now;)


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