Hard Drive Upgrade on a Mid 2009 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mdawid, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. mdawid macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2011
    I have a mid 2009 Macbook Pro 15" for which I'm looking to upgrade the Hard Drive. The current HD capacity is 250GB. I'm looking to double that to 500GB or possibly 750GB. Anyone have any recommendations? Also, how easy/difficult is it to install? What would be the easiest approach to getting all my data (OS, programs and files) onto the new HD? Other than upgrading the memory, I haven't tinkered much with my Mac. My background experience is I used to build/upgrade PC's before switching over to Mac 3 years ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. cdembek macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
  3. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Extremely easy.
    All you need is a SSD/HDD, Phillips screw driver, and pentalobe driver.

    I personally recommend the Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD.

    Its under 80USD now and worth the price compared to 500GB, 750GB, etc.

    You can get the screw drivers at iFixit.

    Philips to unscrew the bottom plate and pentalobe to unscrew the HDD bracket.

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