Macbook ...quicky Q!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Eric Lewis, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?
    So if i buy a macbook now with 120gb hard drive..can i (in like 2 years)
    take the drive out...put a 250gb drive in...put the installation disk in(which comes with the macbook) then reboot and install the os? will this work? then put stuff back on i need(office mac etc)

    is there things you can buy to transfer all ur hard drive onto a new one..then just switch them and its a bigger drive?
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Yes! you can :)

    However there's an even simpler way. If you buy an external 2.5" case for your drive at the same time, you can hook the new drive upto your macbook and use the 'FREE' programme 'Carbon Copy Cloner' and simply copy the entire drive in your macbook onto your new drive.

    Then simply swap the drives and you will have a bigger drive, working without having to re-install anything. You just benefit from the space.

    You can then use the external case to use you current drive as a spare backup. :)

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