We reported earlier today that Toshiba was shipping the biggest portable drives that would fit in MacBooks at 640GB. A few readers wrote in telling us that the 750GB drives from Western Digital are actually shipping and in stores now – and even though they are thicker, they fit in most MacBooks. We were skeptical.
However, today MDN points to a service called MyService that will install one of these 750GB beasts into your MacBook/Pro for $375. They are Apple Authorized so the install doesn’t void your warranty and they’ll transfer your data for free. Most importantly, they verify that these 12.5mm, 750GB drives actually fit in Unibody MacBook/Pros:
These drives are slightly higher than standard 2.5" drives but fit perfectly in all Unibody MacBook Pros, the 13" MacBook Unibody and the 17" (Silver Keyboard) MacBook Pro.
$375 a pretty steep price for squeezing an extra 250GB into your Unibody MacBook/Pro, however.
Never fear cheap bastards! We had a look at Amazon and the exact same 750GB laptop hard drive is shipping with a USB enclosure and selling for only $169. That’s way less than half the price and you get a USB enclosure to put your old hard in after you perform the transplant. You can then put your puny 500GB hard drive in the USB enclosure. You’ll need to take the drive out of the USB enclosure and install it in your MacBook yourself but there is an easy installation video below…
Who is going to be the first with a 750GB MacBook Pro?