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    MacBook (Late 2006 13") Hard Drive Capacity Limit?
    Hi, I am thinking about upgrading my MacBook hard drive to a 500GB, but when I spoke with a Genius at the Apple Store, I was told that a 500GB drive may be physically too large to fit inside a MacBook and that a 320GB drive was likely the limit for my machine. Does anyone know if this is true? I thought all 2.5" drives were the same size.

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    That's rubbish. I've just installed a 7,200 rpm 500GB HD into my MacBook Pro and it's a 2.5". Bad advice from the Genius unless I've missed something fundamentally different between the HD space between a MB and MBP (anyone?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by True Bassist View Post
    That's rubbish. I've just installed a 7,200 rpm 500GB HD into my MacBook Pro and it's a 2.5". Bad advice from the Genius unless I've missed something fundamentally different between the HD space between a MB and MBP (anyone?).
    What year was your macbook pro? You're aware these 2.5" drives have different overall heights... right?
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    In order for most 2.5" HDD to fit they need to be 9mm thick to fit. They can be slightly taller on the 17" MBPs but not by much.
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    Any insight on a MacBook (not Pro)

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