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Largest hard drive for MacBook?

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Hi,

Can someone tell me what the largest hard disc is that I can install in a MacBook? I think Apple offers a max of 120gig, but if I bought a drive from some store can i install it in the MacBook?

Cheers
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Originally Posted by tilt View Post

Hi,

Can someone tell me what the largest hard disc is that I can install in a MacBook? I think Apple offers a max of 120gig, but if I bought a drive from some store can i install it in the MacBook?

Cheers

As long as it is a 2.5" SATA drive, it should work. The largest ones available are 200 GB.
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As long as it is a 2.5" SATA drive, it should work. The largest ones available are 200 GB.

Thank you
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IMPORTANT: For the MacBook, the maximum height of the 2.5" SATA drive is 9.5mm. As far as I currently understand.
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I have seen a 1 terabyte HD before, but I'm certain it isn't compatible for Mac.
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Originally Posted by sunilraman View Post

IMPORTANT: For the MacBook, the maximum height of the 2.5" SATA drive is 9.5mm. As far as I currently understand.

Yeah, but 12.5mm drives are becoming very rare anyway, so the chances of mistake on this one are low.

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I have seen a 1 terabyte HD before, but I'm certain it isn't compatible for Mac.

Yeah, good luck putting a 3.5-inch hard drive into a laptop. Nothing to do with "Mac", and a lot with, uh, geometry?

That said, the largest 3.5-inch drive right now is 750 GBs, I believe, not 1 TB. What you saw was probably a 2x500 GBs array.
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