Hard Drive Swap from MBP DuoCore to new MBP i7?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jpkinfla, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. jpkinfla macrumors member

    jpkinfla

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    I'm thinking about upgrading my MBP 15" duo-core 2.66ghz model with the newer i7 2.6; and I was wondering if the hard drive can simply be swapped into the new MBP and work without any negative repercussions.

    Thanks
    Joe
     
  2. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    If I remember correctly, as long as the hard drive has the latest version of OS X installed, the switch shouldn't have any problems. Once you swap it in, just run a system update and everything should be great. Of course, do a backup beforehand in case something goes wrong.
     
  3. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Is your older laptop SATA or ATA? (you can find specs through the System Preferences.
     
  4. jpkinfla thread starter macrumors member

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    The older MBP is SATA... so it should be the correct drive to swap out with...

     
  5. NickZac macrumors 68000

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