Changing HD on MBP and how to reinstall OSX

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  1. exiag335 macrumors member

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    Hello

    On the new MBP, how do you change out the hard drive for a different hard drive and how do you install OSX
    onto the new hard drive?
     
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  3. exiag335 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, this is a new MBP purchase. So the MBP will not have any information on it
    that I need to keep.
     
  4. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Like ^^^ said.

    Just install the new drive, then reinstall from the OS X Install Discs.
     
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  8. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    WOW! I didn't know 2.5" 10k drives even existed... But so far, everybody's only been testing 7k drives
     
  9. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    That won't work in a laptop, its SAS SCSI and therefore is for a server
     
  10. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    an SSD would be the best upgrade for the buck but you will pay a premium for the speedy ssd's such as intels offerings.
     
  11. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Seeing as how 7200RPM drives make the MacBook's vibrate (not sure about the Pro's but I'm sure it's the same thing because the build is the same), the 10000RPM would probably make the computer have a heart attack.
     
  12. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    Or it might give us a good massage to ease our finger fatigue when typing long papers and the like:D
     
  13. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    if you're getting vibrations, that probably has more to do with a specific frequency related to that specific laptop, probably exciting one of the body's resonant frequencies. If that is the case, that blows that 7200rpm happens to line up with a natural frequency of the Macbook, but there's no reason to think a laptop of a completely different size would have the same natural frequency, and there's also no reason to think that 10000 rpm would also excite a different frequency. Just picture your washing machine as it accelerates, it probably gets to one speed where it starts shaking like mad, but then gets passed that speed and holds pretty steady while it spins really fast.
     
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