Could I swap a macbook hard drive with a mini HD?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Winstonp, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Winstonp macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2005
    Just as the post indicates. Could I toss a macbook hard drive, formatted, with windows and OSX into a mac mini and have it work flawlessly?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Depends.. is the mini Intel Based or PPC based?

    If the former, then yes, it should work flawlessly. More or less. In the past, OS X installs has included the pieces/parts to function on any platform, this may be different on an Intel Mac. I've not been willing to experiment.

    If the later, then no, it won't work.

    Oh.. and lastly, assuming that the hardware matches up. I have to assume that the MB's HD is a SATA, not sure about the Mini.

    EDIT: they are both SATA, assuming the mini is an Intel Based one.

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