Macbook Pro hard drive upgrade

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Hi,
I have had my 13" macbook pro since 2009, and bought it with a 250gb hard drive, thats now full so I want to upgrade, will this hard drive from amazon "Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB Hard Drive, SATA, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache" fit? because I think I am looking for a 2.5" drive and I couldn't find the dimensions.

Thanks a lot for the help

Phil
 

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I believe the Seagate Barracuda drive is too thick to fit and cool properly. The drive dimensions you need are: 2.5" wide and 9.5 MM thick and of course the drive must be SATA. Look for those dimensions when choosing a new hard drive for your machine.
 
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Thanks for the help chscag,
Is there any chance you can recommend a 1TB hard drive that will fit?

Your helps is greatly appreciated
 

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Thanks for the help chscag,
Is there any chance you can recommend a 1TB hard drive that will fit?

Your helps is greatly appreciated

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Thanks for the help, one last question, do all the 1TB hard drives has a lower rpm? I noticed these have a 5400 rpm compared to 7200 rpm on the 750gb models, will this effect performance? and make the macbook slightly slower?
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Thanks for the help, one last question, do all the 1TB hard drives has a lower rpm? I noticed these have a 5400 rpm compared to 7200 rpm on the 750gb models, will this effect performance? and make the macbook slightly slower?
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Sometimes you can't have it all. If you are worried about the speed differences then just go ahead and get a 7200 RPM. There is always a trade off. Currently there are no 7200 RPM 1TB drives that are 9.5mm.
 
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Thanks for the help, I went for the samsung one from the link
 

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