Hard Drive swap MB to a MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Croox, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Croox macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting a refurb late 11 MBP. I'm on an early 08 Black MB. I upgraded this HD to a 750GB and the MBP will have a 500GB. Can I swap the hard drives with no problem or will I have to back everything up, swap and do a fresh install?
     
  2. georgehito macrumors member

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    As far as I know, a simple swap should be perfectly fine.
     
  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    If you know how to swap HDD's, its easy.
    All you have to do is just swap it around.
    No back up or anything needed unless if you really want to be safe with your data.
     
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Will be fine as long as you have the latest OS X updates installed. First boot will take a bit longer than usual while it re-adjusts to the new hardware.

    The 10.6.8 drive from my 2008 uMB worked fine when swapped into the replacement late-2011 15" MBP.
     
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