A Couple of Hard Drive Upgrade Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TimJim, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    I am planning on reffiting my MBP with a new 200gb hard drive for leopard. I have bought an external enclosure for my old hard drive as well. My quesiton is, will i be able to (once its in the external enclosure) see/use/copy etc. all my old files from my old hard drive in the enclosure when it's plugged in to my MBP?

    Also, is this a void of warrany, me replacing my HD?

    And lastly, is there any good guides on the net for upgrading a MBP HD besides youtube ones?

  2. spinne1 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2005
    Hermitage, TN USA (near Nashville)
  3. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W

    If you are planning on using one of the drives for Time Machine you are likely to want a bigger drive than 200 GB.
  4. TimJim thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    my soon to be external hard drive that im gonna pull is gonna be 120gb and i probobly wont even use time machine except for certain folders/files
  5. sbluetruck macrumors regular


    Jul 25, 2007
    Wisconsin der hey
    what to aim for with backups is buy a drive that is AT LEAST 150% of your internal drive.

    that keeps you up for a while, but say you've got an 80GB HDD, with Time Machine soon, that'll fill up fast.....
  6. TimJim thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    i have a 120gb external...well soon to be anyway...do you think i should sell that and get a 500gb or something one?

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