Can I Switch hard drives between 2012 Mac Mini and 2012 MBP?

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  1. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    I have two computers:

    2012 i7 Mac Mini with 1TB HD
    2012 MBP 15" with 500gig HD


    At this time, the Mac Mini is relegated to TV duty, with a 2TB external drive, while the MBP is my main machine.

    Can I swap out the hard drives as is? Or would there be driver issues?

    I'd like to keep the data where it is, and just exchange the drives..

    Thanks!
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    If they are both on 10.8.3 they should be, but, there is an easy way to test this out.
    Connect both Mac's with or a Firewire Cable or a Thunderbolt Cable and start one up in Target Disk Mode, then start the other Mac while holding the Option key, choose the other Mac's HD and see if it starts up.
    Do this on both Mac's, if it works on both Macs it should work.
     
  3. David58117 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    For those interested, I went ahead and switched them out, no issues yet, they started right up.
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Good to know, but, were they both on 10.8.3?
     
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