Does not fit in optical drive caddy in MkbPro15/2011
ALK "AK", Amazon
2 February 2012
Summary: I got this drive with a single purpose of getting it into the Macbook Pro 15 early 2011 as a second drive. I have an optical drive caddy holding a hard drive in it but this thing is too fat to fit into the caddy it sticks up way too much. come to find out there is newer model but i don't know if i will be worrying about changing this over again until they get a model that's a little faster.
Summary: I have seen some people writing reviews that that they have installed this drive in a macbook pro. It fits, but not without it's side effects, at least with the new 13" macbook pros. This Scorpio Blue drive is 12.5mm thick. The original 320GB drive that comes with the macbook is a 9.5mm drive. What happens when you try to install a 12.5mm HDD in one of the 13" macbook pro is that you have to really force the back cover of the macbook over the drive to close it up again.
Summary: I installed in a late 2008 macbook pro. Installation was a breeze. pros- tons of space. fast. good price. cons- I am hearing a random clicking coming from the hard drive. It did not do this at first but is alarming. I have read on the internet that it could be that WD and apple are having a software compatibility issue. Im running the OS x lion and that may have something to do with it as well. Overall I am very happy but I'm worried about issues down the line.
Summary: PROS: -12.5mm height will fit the late 2008 unibody 15" MacBook Pro (with removable battery). -1TB Storage CONS: -Low performance -5200rpm -8MB cache On the MacBook I had a WD 500GB 7200rpm. I "upgraded" to this one, as I figured 1TB should last me for a while. Apparently the drop down from 7200 to 5200rpm is very drastic. I found myself annoyed to the point that I consider this drive unusable in my computer.
Summary: I was really excited about this drive and its price so ordered it. When it came, I discovered that the Amazon listing neglected to mention that it is 3.5 mm thicker than regular 2.5" drives. This is apparently true of all 750GB and 1TB out there currently. Most laptops have only 9-9.5 mm slots (2.5 inches by 9 mm). These high capacity drives require a little more thickness and many laptops cannot accommodate them. Be warned. Another problem is consistency in labelling.
Summary: Had a devil of a time getting my macbook pro 17" unibody to "see" this drive ultimately it never allowed me to install snow leopard directly onto it. I had to put it into an firewire enclosure and clone my existing drive onto it. Then I installed the drive and its worked fine ever since.
Summary: The Amazon web page for this product Western Digital 1 TB Scorpio Blue SATA 5200 RPM 8 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Notebook Hard Drive WD10TPVT shows it paired with an Acomdata case for 2.5 inch drives Acomdata USB 2.0 2.5-Inch SATA Hard Disk Enclosure HDEXXUP-240-BLK (Black) . In fact you can click a single button on the Amazon web page and order them together. From all this one might think that the drive will fit into the case.
Summary: I bought it to replace the stock 250GB Seagate in my 2010 MacBook Pro 13". It fit perfectly, but I returned it because it was too noisy. I work in a home office that is very quiet. I couldn't hear the stock drive that came with my MacBook Pro, but this drive emits white noise that I find irksome. It sounds like the CPU fan is running at half speed. Decent performance; see the Quickbench results below.