considering buying a new HD for macbook....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by desistyle, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. desistyle macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking of buying a 320gb 5400 RPM Western Digital drive. This one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197

    Two questions for the macrumors forum experts:

    1) How can I easily transfer all of my current drive's data to the new HD that I buy? If i transfer all the contents from my current drive over, I will retain my OS and all files correct?

    2) Is there any way to increase my boot camp partition without having to reformat and reinstall windows XP?

    Thanks!


    Another unrelated question, but I've noticed that when I boot into WinXP, install something, and then boot back into OS X..OS X feels quite sluggish initially. More so than it did before I had bootcamp.

    I noticed that the spotlight begins to index every time i install a game on my winxp partition. I'm guessing this is the cause. Anyone else experience this?
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    HERE are some pretty good instructions for the procedure.

    Your BootCamp questions will have to be answered by another user because I'm not familiar. - GDF
     
  3. hierobryan macrumors 6502a

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