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5th July 2010, 12:57 AM
hey everyone, i just brought a new 2010 macbook pro this week and i want to upgrade the HD, would you beable to help me out and tell me what Hd i would need to get, thanks in advance :). p.s i'm totally new to the mac world so advice would be greatly appreciated :).

5th July 2010, 01:59 AM
Any brand just 2.5 inch (9.5mm)

Biggest is 640GB

5th July 2010, 02:02 AM
oh okay i thought that you could get upto 1TB???
doesn't it have to be sata???
thanks for your input :)

5th July 2010, 02:29 AM
It can go up to 750GB, I don't think the new MBPs are hindered by the height measurements. So you can go from 9.5-11.5mm

5th July 2010, 10:36 AM
It does have to be SATA but pretty much all hard drives are nowadays.
There is a 1TB laptop hard disk but I believe it is 5400 rpm and definitely 11.5 mm at least.

6th July 2010, 09:37 PM
Go the 1TB! it's 12.5mm and fits with no problems. Been running one in my 2010 13" MBP since day 1

6th July 2010, 09:44 PM
can you please tell me the brand and name of the hardrive and where you brought it, i don't know how transfer everything including the OS on to my new hdd??? thanks for any input :)

7th July 2010, 02:14 PM
can you please tell me the brand and name of the hardrive and where you brought it, i don't know how transfer everything including the OS on to my new hdd??? thanks for any input :)

I got a Western Digital Hard Drive (320GB Scorpio Black 7200RPM), I feel that having too much space on a notebook drive would encourage me to store too much then forget about backing up while losing my precious data.

To reinstall your OS onto the new HDD, insert the first DVD that came with your computer and hold C at startup, then proceed to install OS.

Otherwise you may make a time machine backup and restore it via the same method.

7th July 2010, 02:45 PM
after discussions with nextbyte, I am told they won't do anything bigger than a 500GB, apple themselves wern't about too sure, I rang streetwise and they advised that the 750gb 9.5mm device would fit.

looks like I am going to have to have a day trip to melbourne to get this done :)

but since I have now got the DIY guide, I might do this myself

7th July 2010, 07:54 PM
oh okay thanks everyone, where did you get the guide from if you don't mind me asking :)

8th July 2010, 01:32 PM
for the 2009 MBP model

I did a good search for " 13" mbp hdd upgrade guide " and it was the first option

8th July 2010, 08:26 PM
Its pretty straightforward to do yourself as long as you don't loose screws.

8th July 2010, 09:08 PM
It was in the Manual for my 13" MBP, the actual printed when you get with it. Very straight forward, you just need some torx screwdrivers (or at least I did).

8th July 2010, 10:51 PM
Which type of hard drive does the 2.4Ghz 13" MBP (mid2010) use? SATA or SATA2??

I am thinking of getting Seagate momentus 500gb 7200rpm. any comments?

9th July 2010, 02:56 AM
sata 2 that seagate is fine for that machine klyeo

10th July 2010, 09:24 PM

Select your model and then HDD upgrade.

Transferring your data to a new hard drive at OtherWorldComputing.com (http://eshop.macsales.com/tech_center/tech_tips/sparedrive.cfm) is also a handy guide for transferring data once its swapped over.

12th July 2010, 11:14 AM
Hi Macboyy,
I see you've had 15 replies.
I recently upgraded my 2007 17" MacBook Pro from the original 120GB HDD to a 500GB Samsung, local Apple reseller did it, cost me $90 to get past "Go" and $140 for the new HDD. No problems, its working well. I took the opportunity to upgrade when Li-Ion battery gave out after 3 years, it expanded and pressed up on the touchpad and thus the machine froze.
An Apple sourced HDD was up around the $450 mark !

PS: Ain't never going back to an IBM clone (MS Windows machine !)

13th July 2010, 10:45 AM
I got this 60gb ssd into my mb , very fast!
Umart Online (http://www.umart.com.au/pro/products_listnew.phtml?id=10&id2=159&bid=2&sid=38272)
and cold boot time is about 10sec (still haven't upgrade the ram, it's running on stock 2gb), it's great if you don't need a lot of storage on your notebook