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    Hdd Limitation for Macbook Pro (mid 2009)
    intend to upgrade the hdd in my 13inch Macbook Pro Core 2 Dual 2.26ghz 160gb.

    May i know is it ok to run on 1tb 2.5inch Sata hdd? Anyone try?
    I know it can run on 500gb 2.5inch Sata hdd.

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    If it's the right type of disk then the capacity is up to you.

    This little thought that a higher capacity disk won't have the same performance comes to mind, but that won't be an issue for you :-)

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    Thanks for the input.

    I think western digital 1tb 2.5inch Sata hdd with 16gb cache should be the same type.
    I posted here just incase anyone encounter problem using 1tb with 16gb cache.

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    Be careful with that upgrade. Many 1 TB SATA 2.5" hard drives are too thick to properly fit in the cavity of your MBP. Make certain the drive is no more than 9.5 MM thick. Most 1 TB drives are 12.5 MM. WD and Hitachi do make 1 TB drives of the proper thickness but they cost a bit more.

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    great tip chscag :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Be careful with that upgrade. Many 1 TB SATA 2.5" hard drives are too thick to properly fit in the cavity of your MBP. Make certain the drive is no more than 9.5 MM thick. Most 1 TB drives are 12.5 MM. WD and Hitachi do make 1 TB drives of the proper thickness but they cost a bit more.
    thanks for the tips, never thought of that until you tell me. Will look at the hdd spec before buying.

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