Another "upgrading my MBP's HDD" question.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 10-Dee-Q, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. 10-Dee-Q macrumors 6502

    May 10, 2006
    Bandung, West Java, Indonesia & Singapore
    Hi, i just bought a Seagate Mommentus 5400.3
    160GB HDD 5400 Rpm, SATA, 2,5" Note book Harddisk
    to replace the original 100GB on my MBP
    i already learned how to open the casing from
    however i got a question to ask before i jump to it.

    I set a login password on my current MBP,
    now if i change my HDD , will i able to see the data on my old HDD provided i put the old HDD on an external casing ?

    i'm afraid because i've set a password to my old HDD then the data on it wouldn't be accesible.

    can anyone clarify on this ?

    thank you very much.
  2. mklos macrumors 68000


    Dec 4, 2002
    My house!
    If you create an account with the same username and password on the new hard drive then you won't have any issues seeing the data. If you can get that hard drive to hook up to something like an external HD then you can use carbon copy cloner to copy the entire contents of the old hd to the new one. If you have an external HD enclosure, you can buy adapters that from from the pin layout of the notebook HDs to the regular size HD pinout setup. They're fairly inexpensive.
  3. krestfallen macrumors member


    Oct 27, 2005
    you can use the existing system from the old hdd and copy it to the new one.

    use the disk utility and do a backup of the existing hdd to another (perhaps you put the new hdd in a usb case).
    try to boot from the usb-device. if it works put this new hdd in the case.

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