costco sale 250gb passport hard drive

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  1. southbark macrumors regular

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    I saw this on sale was curious if it would fit in a macbook pro after it removed from case
    passport hard drive
     
  2. juanster macrumors 68020

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  4. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Should be simple.. then pop yours into case for b/u... Cheap and Easy!! :)
     
  5. STLbarcelona5 macrumors newbie

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    I've actually just done this a week ago. Worked perfectly. Backup everything though with Super Duper first and it'll make your life incredibly easy. And having the Service Manual on top of iFixit is nice too.

    Found here:

    http://individual.utoronto.ca/kkapoor/macbook-pro.pd
     
  6. donga macrumors 6502a

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    anyone know if this drive will work well with macs? i've got a 12" powerbook g4 1.5ghz and read some issues about powering it on cnet and amazon.com. seems like there isn't enough power on the cable?
     
  7. southbark thread starter macrumors regular

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    These drives are sata so i dont think they will work
     
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  9. juanster macrumors 68020

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    it should
     
  10. atthecross macrumors 6502

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    It most definitely will. I have done this to my 13" 1.83 macbook and it works flawlessly. I will tell you the cache spec is 2mb down from the stock 8mb of cache that your original hdd has. I have not noticed any difference in performance.

    I pulled the old hdd out and placed it in the vacant enclosure and I still have a portable drive.

    You have to pry the unit apart as it snaps together, the rubber feet on the bottom do not 'hide' screws.

    Also, I did not open mine all the way, just enough to slide the drives in and out.
     
  11. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    that is 5400rpm tho.... if you are going to open up a MBP, i would go ahead spend a few more dollars and get a bare 7200rpm 200gig drive.
     
  12. menthol moose macrumors regular

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    For those of us who need more space, it would be a nice upgrade. Not only do you get increased internal space, you also get an external hard drive.

    Shame I can't find any sales on the 320GB version.
     
  13. atthecross macrumors 6502

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    Opps, you're right, did not notice the original poster had a pro.

    Go with the 7200
     

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