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Old Jan 8, 2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Need to replace hard drive macbookpro(2011)

I need to replace the hard drive in my Macbook Pro and am not sure which hard drive will work. My current drive has pretty much failed and it won't boot.

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with a 750GB 5400-rpm serial ATA hard drive and am looking for the specs of hard drives that will work with my macbook. Also how I would format the drive if it needs to be formatted at all.
I have found a lot of serial SATA and have seen things saying that SATA will work but since my Mackbook's specs say ATA drive I'm not sure if that is really the case or not. Thank you
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 04:53 PM   #2
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You need a 2.5" Serial ATA HDD with a maximum height of 12.5 mm.
How to format a new HDD to install Mac OS X onto (or make a bootable copy onto)
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MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

the guide includes:
  • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
  • 1. Getting a new HDD
  • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
  • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
  • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/WD+-+Sco...rive&cp=1&lp=5

would this drive work?
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 05:31 PM   #5
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If you're buying a new HDD, now would be a good time to look at SSDs. You'll have to be able to work with reduced capacity, but the speed improvement is huge!

Most people suggest the Samsung 840.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147189
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