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Hello! I'm new here. I've had my MBP for a little over a year now and want to upgrade my hard drive. I've found how to do it, now it's just picking the right drive. I don't want to buy a drive then find out it doesn't fit. So I thought I'd ask you guys. The one I'm looking at is the Seagate Momentus 7200.3 320GB. You can see it here:

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.js...&reqPage=Model

My fear is that this drive is a little too wide. If any of you know of a great drive to put in with 7200rpm and at least 300GB, let me know. It would be awesome to have a 500GB 7200rpm, but i know it's not out, nor would it be in my price range. Haha, Thanks in advance.
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Replacing your MacBook Pro hard drive requires some minor surgery, and it will void your warranty, but since it's a over a year old that shouldn't be a problem..

The Seagate Momentus 7200.3 is a 2.5" laptop hard drive as far as I can find out, so it should fit no problem..

The .2 version was also a 2.5" laptop drive and extremetech.com used one to replace the drive in a MBP in one of their how to articles last year, entitled "Upgrade Your MacBook Pro's Hard Drive" [Link]

Though I know many people who prefer the intructions at ifixit.com [Link]


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I have the same drive in my MBP. It's wonderful. ^-^"
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Thanks empty_noise for the input. I'm hopin that's right.

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I have the same drive in my MBP. It's wonderful. ^-^"
And crimson, which drive are you referring to? The one I mentioned or the one empty_noise was talking about? Because if it's this one, then that's the definite answer I'm looking for. Thanks.
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Thanks empty_noise for the input. I'm hopin that's right.


And crimson, which drive are you referring to? The one I mentioned or the one empty_noise was talking about? Because if it's this one, then that's the definite answer I'm looking for. Thanks.
Seagate Momentus 7200.3 320GB

WD also has a 7200 RPM 320 GB but it's been out longer and I think it cost 10 dollars more. >_>? It's been getting some good reviews though.
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