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by Brainz4RMTOP / March 20, 2008 9:26 AM PDT

does anybody know what is the maximum hard drive capacity a MacBook Pro can handle is? I have heard 250 gb, but I am unsure.

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by Jimmy Greystone / March 20, 2008 11:08 AM PDT
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It depends on if Apple is using a 64-bit filesystem on some of the newer systems. Can't say as I know for sure. Even if it's still a 32-bit filesystem, it should be able to handle drives up to around 4TB. Maybe not a full 4TB, but pretty close. If it's a 64-bit filesystem, then it should be into the peta or exabyte range, maybe even decabyte.

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Macbook Pro Hard drive
by Brainz4RMTOP / March 20, 2008 12:55 PM PDT
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sorry, i do mean internal hard drives.

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by Jimmy Greystone / March 20, 2008 1:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Macbook Pro Hard drive

It doesn't matter if it's internal or external. If it's internal obviously the drive has to meet certain physical requirements, and have the right kind of bus connection, but there's nothing about any of that which limits the capacity of the drive. The filesystem is usually the limiting factor.

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