Hard Drive Upgrade Question

DigitalVyruz

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Nov 22, 2009
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Hey Guys, Im new to Mac cause Ive finally given up on PC! I been trying to find some info on this as to not ask a noob question thats probably been asked 1000 times. (im still searching the forum but figured I might as well ask cause im coming up with nothing)
I just purchased an 08 13" Macbook, it already has a 4gb ram upgrade and was upgraded to 320gb HHD, I was looking to make the upgrade now to 500gb or maybe more, is it possible to swap a Macbook Pro HDD into a Macbook? does it make a difference,.?
Also where do you die hard Mac owners get good deals from (trust/recommend)

Thanks for the help
 

balamw

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Aug 16, 2005
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The fine folks at http://www.ifixit.com/ will have a guide to lead you through the process.

You can get a drive from NewEgg cheap. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010150380 1309740009&name=500GB

Need not be an MBP or other Mac drive. I used a Hitachi 500 GB drive in my UMB.

EDIT: You might also want to think about what you want to do with the drive that is in there now. Pick up an enclosure or USB/SATA adapter from NewEgg. Also, you can use Carbon Copy Cloner to move your existing install to the new drive or start from scratch.

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DigitalVyruz

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Nov 22, 2009
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Kool thanks for the quick replies, I wanted to make sure because I was reading certain 2.5" drives might not let the battery and battery cover close correctly.
 

balamw

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Kool thanks for the quick replies, I wanted to make sure because I was reading certain 2.5" drives might not let the battery and battery cover close correctly.
Stay at or under 9.5 mm height. Most 500 GB drives will be fine. some larger drives are 12 mm tall.

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