Ease of Upgrading Hard Drive?

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

  1. Flyer77 macrumors newbie

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    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

    Eidorian

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    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

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    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

    cz
     

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