Ease of Upgrading Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Flyer77, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. Flyer77 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2007
    With the 7,200 RPM 160GB in 4-6 week back order for the MBP, how easy is it to just buy the stock 5,400 RPM and then upgrade it yourself? I know with RAM it's fairly simple, but the hard drive? I guess the whole "Mac Software" would be an issue too...
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    1. Voiding you warranty
    2. A LOT of screws
    3. Pulling it apart

    Now if the machine was out of warranty it's not scary to take it apart. I've taken apart a few PowerBooks and even with all the screws it was easy.
  3. czeluff macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    no change

    the body did not change at all, hence the drive is still a pain to reach. If you're comfortable taking out screws, lifting out logic board pieces, then it's not that big of a deal. Otherwise,

    A) buy the drive, have some1 @ an Apple Store upgrade it for you.
    B) wait
    C) keep the 5400rpm drive and enjoy a longer battery life :p

    Good luck friend


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