hard disk upgrade from old notebook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by giancoach, May 17, 2011.

  1. giancoach macrumors newbie

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    hi guys!

    I'm a happy owner of a macbook pro 13 (2011), I'm just a bit concerned with the hard disk capacity (320gb) so here's my question: Is there any problem if I just replace the native hard disk with the larger hard disk of my old notebook? I mean any incompatibility issues? I'm new to apple world and I just wanted to be sure!

    thanks!
     
  2. dustinsc macrumors regular

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    No, there shouldn't be a problem, but don't expect to get the data off the drive. You will need to re-format the drive if you are coming from a Windows machine, as your Mac will generally require a different format (assuming that your hard drive is currently formatted as NTFS). If you want your data, transfer it to an external hard drive, install the hard drive in the new computer, and transfer all your compatible data back on to the drive after it's been formatted.
     
  3. giancoach thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, everything's clear now! Thanks guys!
     

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