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I know that a 12.5 mm high hard drive fits, but I can't find any information about whether a 15 mm high hard drive fits.

Western Digital offers a 2 TB hard drive that's 15 mm high and there's no 12.5 mm hard drive that offers more than 1 TB. So the question is, does the 2 TB hard drive fit in a MacBook Pro despite being 2.5 mm higher?

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There have been nine generations of 15" MacBooks Pro, each with variations in internal layout that could affect the answer to your question. Exactly which 15" MacBook Pro are you talking about? Use the System Profiler / System Information utility to find your "Model Identifier" (your "MacBookProX,Y" number), and update your Question with that information. (I still won't know the answer, but anyone who would, would probably need that information.) – Spiff Jul 26 '12 at 8:39

No it will not fit, those laptops are built with slimness in mind, that being said they ensure everything is compacted as much as possible, including the compartment for the hard drive.

You will need another drive that's 12.5 to fit in there, a 15mm will be to big.

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Did you try this or what do you base your answer on? – Erik B Oct 1 '12 at 9:27
Past experience. – user88311 Oct 1 '12 at 11:39
i also tried this with my 15" 2010 MBP and 15mm will not fit – Heston T. Holtmann Nov 30 '12 at 7:29

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