Hard Disk Upgrade

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  1. BrownPlopz macrumors regular

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    I was thinking of upgrading the hard disk in my Penryn MBP (2.4 GHZ), and I was wondering what the maximum size was that I could use, as well as how I would keep all of my files and applications as the old one with the new one. Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is not a laptop drive out there that is close to the max. It's so huge you really don't have to worry about it. You can use any 2.5" 9.5mm tall SATA drive.

    Edit to add: the easiest way to keep everything is to buy a USB enclosure for the drive. Put the new drive in, clone with SuperSuper! (or Carbon Copy Cloner). Then swap the drives over. When you are happy everything is working with the new drive you can use the old one as a USB drive :)
     
  3. MacBookProJoe macrumors regular

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    Right now youre looking at either a 320gig 5400 RPM drive, or the new 7200RPM 320Gig drive. MBP 17" chasis can handle a 500Gig 5400RPM Drive.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I assume the can should be a can't?

    Even with current technology it can.
     

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