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Now drop up to 2.0TB of Storage Into Your MacBook or MacBook Pro!

Even with all the exciting news around the OWC offices—price drops, the final space shuttle launch, and other such fun news items—we just couldn’t keep this under our hat.

Other World Computing is happy to announce that with the arrival of the 1.0TB Samsung Spinpoint M8 2.5” Hard Drive, we’ve got our first 9.5mm one terabyte notebook drives now in stock!

Until now, the only 1.0TB notebook hard drives available were 12.5mm high. That meant that only MacBooks and MacBook Pros with the “Unibody” design and 17” pre-Unibody models could have a 1.0TB drive installed, and it would have to be installed in the main drive bay. 13” an 15” MacBook Pro users would just have to settle for 750GB drives.

With the release of these thinner drives, a full terabyte of storage is now available to all MacBooks and MacBook Pros going back to 2006 when they were first introduced!

“But, wait,” I can hear you say, “the headline said we could install two terabytes!”

Indeed it did! If you have one of the the aforementioned Unibody models (the body style introduced with the Late 2008 MacBooks and MacBook Pros), you have a SATA optical drive, which means you can install an OWC Data Doubler to hold a second hard drive in its place.

As the drive bay itself is only thick enough for a 9.5mm drive, any drive installed in the Data Doubler had to be limited to 9.5mm…which until now capped max capacity of drives at 750GB. With these new, thinner drives, you now can have a 1.0TB drive in your main drive bay and a 1.0TB drive in the Data Doubler equipped optical bay, giving you a grand total of 2.0TB of internal storage space.

This new Samsung Spinpoint M8 drive opens up many new possibilities for your MacBook or MacBook Pro. That’s why OWC has a number of DIY kits to help you max out your computer with all the tools and parts you need!


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  • Hi,

    I have Macbook Pro early 2011 with SSD of 256GB I wanted to expand the space by adding a 1TB HDD , Can I do this using a Caddy and please let me know the compatible 1TB HDD can be used with this MBPro Early 2011.

    • Hello Hassain,

      Your Early 2011 MacBook Pro will be compatible with a 1TB HDD. This can be added to the main bay or the optical drive can be taken out and replaced with the OWC Data Doubler!

      Please contact our Technical Support Team if you have any further questions!

  • To be clear. I have a 2011 mac book pro with 500gb sata disk hd. I’m out of space. Can I purchase 1.0 tb hd as well as an additional 1.0 td hd now based on what I’m reading above?

    • Yes, the MacBook2,1 can accept any 2.5″ SATA hard drive up to 9.5mm in height in the hard drive bay. The SpinPoint M8 fits the bill.

    • Unfortunately no. There is currently no Data Doubler model that is compatible with the MacBook2,1 model.

  • I would like to ask does MacBook Pro2,2 can suppose up to 1TB HARDDISK on the SATA I interface with 1.5 Gbps speed?

    • Yes…as we stated in the article, this smaller 9.5mm footprint now allows ANY MBP going back to 2006….which was when your machine was introduced….to now have 1TB in the MAIN bay.