02-13-2011 05:31 PM
Hi, I was using seagate momentus XT w/ my macbook pro until i started getting problems with it. The new constellation.2 sounds promising and will increase a lot of storage space on my macbook pro. Since this is an enterprise hard drive I would like to know if I could buy this hard drive and use it as a regular hard drive on my laptop.
thanks in advance.
02-14-2011 09:34 AM
It should connect physically, since it will be SATA.
I don't know if I'd recommend it, tbh, b/c drives designed for 24X7 server environments aren't necessarily well-suited for booting, running operating systems, etc. That's partly b/c they are designed for different kinds and frequencies of writes and reads.
Plus I don't know what to tell you about the heat, but my guess is that it would get pretty hot. Maybe, though, your MacBook handles heat really well.
05-10-2011 07:51 AM
According to the Seagate specification, the Constellation is a 15mm thick, compared to the 9.5mm thick typical notebook drive.
To house the extra 5.5mm you are going to have to mill a hole in your machine and let it stick through. The good news is that this will help dissipate the extra heat.
05-16-2011 01:56 PM
Yes it fits. I just tried it in a 2010 13" Mac Book Pro. Its a tight fit, but I was able to get the base back on no problem.
I didn't bother installing the OS as I have a 2011 15" Mac Book Pro on order which arrives later this week.
Mike, London, England
07-29-2011 11:26 PM
Did you bother to try and turn it on? The Constellation requires 12v power as well as 5v power, and most if not all laptops do not supply 12 volts through the SATA connector.
I am very interested if you were able to get it to spin up in your laptop