Hard Drive Upgrade Compatability Help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tarkmiddy, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. tarkmiddy macrumors newbie

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  2. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    The MBP uses 2.5" form factors HDs, I would assume so does the MacBook.
     
  3. tarkmiddy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I've just ordered it

    Just gotta work out how to clone my old hard drive to it when it arrives so I don't have to faff around re-installing everything

    I don't have a SATA caddy so wonder if I can clone my existing drive to an external then clone it back with the new, blank drive installed in the machine...is this do-able?
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yes. Carbon Copy Cloner, Disk Utility or Superduper! to clone.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes, that works if the external HDD is using "Mac OS Extended" as format and "GUID" as partition scheme. But USB enclosures for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs can be had for 10 €.
     

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