Hard drive question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by potterg, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. potterg macrumors member

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    I have an "80 gig" HD right now and am running out of space fast! i want to get a new internal but I am worried about heating issues. I am thinking about getting a 160gig but I don't know what brand to get.

    Has anyone had trouble replacing the HD? Would it be worth the time and $$$ to have Apple install one of theirs?
     
  2. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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  3. potterg thread starter macrumors member

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  4. DizzyG macrumors newbie

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    I just did this today after mine died.

    I picked up a random 120 gig SATA drive and slapped it on in there as an upgrade from my 80 gig.

    I just did a fresh re-install with the provided CDs. The Drive I put in there had linux on it, so when I went into the installer, I used the "Utilities" menu and picked the drive utlility. I had to delete/erase the partitions on it, but once I did that I could carry on with a new install without any issues.

    Seeing how easy that was, my 250 gig is on the way here for install tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes
     
  5. Kawasaki macrumors member

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    I have run Seagate and Maxtor since the dawn of time.
     
  6. DizzyG macrumors newbie

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    installed and am now running a 250gig 5400 rpm without any issues
     

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