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I have a 2009 macbook pro unibody and the harddrive just failed on me so I am going to replace it but I don't know which other type of harddrive I can replace it with. the serial number of my macbook pro is W89323A6642. Since my old one failed I'm going to buy a new one with a few tbs but I just need to know what harddrive to look for.
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Any quality made SATA 2.5" x 9.5 MM drive can be used. Check with the Amazon.com web site or Other World Computing.
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so this would work Amazon.com: Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache 2.5-Inch ST1000LM014: Computers & Accessories
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Yes, that drive will work since the physical specs are 2.5" x 9.5 MM. Also, Amazon has a very good return policy.
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last one Amazon.com: Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache 2.5 Inch Solid State Hybrid Drive ST750LX003: Computers & Accessories

im trying to find one with 1-2 tb
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Hybrids have had a bit of a downside reported by those who have used them.

Contact Moderator bobtomay and ask his opinions of this drive.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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im going to buy the 1tb. That one is better right first link
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Toshiba MQ01ABC150 1.5TB Aquarius 5400RPM 12.5mm... in stock at OWC


this one seems better its not a hybrid
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The Toshiba drive is too thick. Notice that it's 12.5 MM..... that will cause overheating in the hard drive cavity and possible premature failure. Go with the 9.5 MM drives. The Hybrid drives are OK to use.
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ok thx im going to go with the first choice the 1 tb
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