MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Hard Drives (SATA)
Choose your model of MacBook Pro 17" Unibody:
Parts that work with MacBook Pro 17" Unibody:
1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive
SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface for Intel Macs / Solid State Drive Hybrid, 5400 RPM / 2.5" wide x 9.5mm tall / 1 TB Unformatted
500 GB 5400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drive
Replacement or upgrade hard drive compatible with all MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Intel Mac minis, and Sony PS3 and PS3 Slim game consoles. SATA interface for Intel Macs / 2....
1 TB 5400 RPM 2.5" Hard Drive
Replace or upgrade the hard drive in your compatible MacBook, MacBook Pro, Intel Mac mini, and Sony PS3/PS3 Slim/PS4 game consoles.
500 GB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive
SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface for Intel Macs / Solid State Drive Hybrid, 5400 RPM / 2.5" wide x 9.5mm tall / 500 GB Unformatted
The MacBook Pro 17" Unibody, announced in January of 2009 has an aluminum case like the laptops before it, however the case is machined out of a single block of aluminum. The Unibody revision also introduced some new features for Apple laptops: dual video cards (one for regular use, one for graphics intensive applications), the Mini DisplayPort (which replaced the full-size DVI display connector), and larger hard drive and RAM capacities.
The most common repairs with the Unibody model 17" MacBook Pro laptops are replacing a dead battery, replacing a malfunctioning fan, and upgrading the hard drive or RAM.
Once you've bought your parts and tools, check out iFixit's MacBook Pro 17" Unibody repair guides for step-by-step instructions on how to make the fix.