Hard Drive Replacement Guidance

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Macnificant, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Macnificant macrumors 6502a

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    I just got a new Hd today (Hitachi Travelstar 500GB) and looking for info on replacing it myself.

    I hear it isnt to hard to do it yourself.

    I have a macbook purchased on release from March 2008.

    I am running Snow Leopard but cant find the CD which I purchased.

    I was wondering if you can "clone" existing HD without having the Snow Leopard CD.

    Is there a site with set by set instructions?

    Do I need to purchased SuperDuper software?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    do I need to have a enclosure for the new HD so I can clone?
     
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    Not necessarily, but as USB enclosures for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs can cost less than 10€, it is cheaper than any USB to S-ATA adapter I guess (check www.newegg.com or maybe www.monoprice.com) and even those S-ATA docks.
     
  5. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    this may be a stupid question but an I clone existing internal using CCC to my external HD then put in the new HD into my macbook and copy the cloned HD from external HD to the new internal HD?
     
  6. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Yes you can. See this tutorial for good step by step.

    Also, the free/trial version of SuperDuper will perform the clone that is needed for a hard drive upgrade.
     
  7. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I followed the above instructions but after starting up with new HD the macbook isnt reading the new hard drive I think? Finder is only showing idisk and wd passport external HD?

    Anyone help?
     
  8. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    My guess is that you haven't seated the hard drive properly. I would open your MacBook once again and check that the drive is pushed in all the way.
     

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