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Hi,

I have just bought a Macbook Pro 13Inch 2011 Model Laptop

It has a 320gb Hard Drive.

I am looking at upgrading it to a 750gb or 1tb Hard drive.

Would it void my warrenty? because some people say it will some say it wont.

If i put a 1tb hard drive in it and then it breaks can i send it to apple or will i have to send it will original hard drive?

What is the recommened 750gb or 1tb hard drive i could get for my laptop

thanks

alex
 
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Hi,

I have just bought a Macbook Pro 13Inch 2011 Model Laptop

It has a 320gb Hard Drive.

I am looking at upgrading it to a 750gb or 1tb Hard drive.

Would it void my warrenty? because some people say it will some say it wont.

If i put a 1tb hard drive in it and then it breaks can i send it to apple or will i have to send it will original hard drive?

What is the recommened 750gb or 1tb hard drive i could get for my laptop

thanks

alex
Based on my experience with Apple, putting new ram or hdd WILL NOT void your warranty. If anything is wrong with your macbook, they will replace it assuming it is not your fault. If the hdd stop working, then obviously you will have to send it the original manufacturer (unless im understanding your question wrong)

a quiet and fast hard drive for laptop is definitely WD Scorpio black. The best imo
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I believe it doesn't. It even tells you how to do it in the US manual.
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Ok Thanks Guys

i havent actually looked in the manual i am at college and i only got my laptop yesterday.
 
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Would a samsung Spinpoint 1tb Laptop Hard drive Fit in my laptop as it is bitter than a standard 2.5 hard drive.

The review seems to be ok i dont mind the fact that it is a 5400rpm spin speed.

What are the quality of the samsung hard drives like?
 
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post #6 of 9
No, it will not void the warranty. You can also perform your own memory upgrades, which also do not void the warranty.

There has been confusion about the maximum physical size of the new drive, 9.5mm or 12.5mm. According to this, 12.5mm drives will fit in the unibody macbook pro's.

https://discussions.apple.com/messag...ageID=12845450
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the quality of samsung hdd is excellent and their customer service is good too
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harddrives and RAM are user serviceable parts.

it WILL NOT void your warranty.

Samsung or WD Black has my vote for laptop harddrives.

any and all information regarding repairs and removing the harddrive can be found over at iFixit
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Cheers guys to be honest samsung is not my favourite brand they are "cheap" in my opinion but i have never hard experience with there hard drives thing i am going to buy the 1tb samsung hard drive il let you no how it all goes.

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