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Currently Being ModeratedMay 17, 2010 1:15 PM (in response to theBigD23)I put a Seagate Momentus 500GB 7200RPM (model ST9500420AS) in that same model computer and it's been working flawless.2.53Ghz 2008 MacBook Pro • 500GB HD • 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 1.6Ghz MacBook Air • 3 iPods • iPhone • 3G iPad * AppleCare
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2010 11:57 AM (in response to Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com))i want to upgrade my 200gb hard drive, 15inch macbook pro (early 2008) , Model :macbook pro 4,1 to the maximum.
Please tell what is the maximum capacity hard drive which can be installed in this macbook pro ?
Some say its 500GB and others 640GB.. so which one is it ?
Message was edited by: AngajsMacbook Pro 4,1, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Early 2008 Macbook Pro, 4GB RAM, 200GB hard drive, GeForce 8600M GT
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2010 7:07 AM (in response to eww)Well according to http://www.macsales.com/ technical support they say maximum is 640GB and 1TB is support for unibody.
But apple technical gave me every negative feedback saying that its can support 2TB internal for early 2008 macbook pro.
Does anyone have 100% confirmation of the right size hard drive?Macbook Pro 4,1, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Early 2008 Macbook Pro, 4GB RAM, 200GB hard drive, GeForce 8600M GT
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2010 7:19 AM (in response to Angajs)My apologies for the misinformation — you're correct about 640GB being the maximum for your machine. I failed to note which machine you had. Yours can only use 9.5mm-high drives, and 640GB is currently the largest.
There are no notebook hard drives larger than 1TB on the market at present. The 750GB and 1TB Western Digital drives are 12.5mm high. They will physically fit into any 13", 15" or 17" unibody MBP or 17" pre-unibody MBP, but not into any pre-unibody 15" MBP.15" '08 UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTouch 32G, scanners, projector, tablet, laser and photo printers, Pentax K-7
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2010 1:22 PM (in response to eww)Hello eww,
I was about to order the following Hard drive when I read your post.
Toshiba 750Go SATA 2,5" 5400tr/min 8Mo interne (9,5mm) MK7559GSXP
Would you say that this one is an exception and would fit my MBP?
CheersMacBookPro3,1 - 2007 - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz - HD120Gb, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iphone 3G, 16gb
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2010 2:58 PM (in response to borisblasin)Boris: That drive is 9.5mm high and can be used in any MacBook Pro. There were no 9.5mm 750GB drives on the market when I made the posts that appear above.15" '08 UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; iPhone 3G, iTouch 32G, Mac OS X (10.6.4), scanners, projector, tablet, laser and photo printers, Pentax K-7, Olympus E-10
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2011 5:24 AM (in response to theBigD23)A little time has passed since this thread was last updated. I have a 17" early-2008 MacBook Pro (4,1) and want to upgrade the HD.
Can I go to a 1Tb drive and, if so, pls can someone recommend one they know works?
If not, then maybe a reliable 640Gb or 750Gb? I'd like 7200rpm if poss.
TobyMacBook Pro (17" Early 2008) 4,1, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2011 5:28 AM (in response to Toby looking for some help)Yes. Any 17" MBP, unibody or not, can use drives up to 12.5mm high, and there are several 1TB drives available at that height. We've had several reports here about Samsung's 1TB drive working well in MBPs. Results with Western Digital drives are spottier.15" '08 UMBP 2.4GHz/4G/500G XT; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; iPhone 3G, iTouch 32G, Mac OS X (10.6.6), scanners, projector, tablet, laser and photo printers, Pentax K-7, Olympus E-10
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2011 2:23 AM (in response to theBigD23)Hi I have the early 2008 macbook pro 15.4" with the 250GB HD. Can anyone tell me what brand hard drive and model number will be good to replace my 250GB drive? I am looking to get a 640GB I think that is the highest it can take...A1260, Mac OS X (10.6.7), MacBook Pro 15" widescreen
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2011 5:12 PM (in response to eww)
Any thoughts on a SSD vs. HDD for my 17" Early 2008 MacBook Pro4,1?
I run FCP and Adobe CS5 on it. Is it worth the investment for the SSD? and can you possibly recommend one of each?
Thanks very much.