Hard Drive

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  1. Telp macrumors 68040

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    yes?

    Are you asking me right back? I seriously wish to know, this baby only has 75 gigs in it, and to replace the internal is a lot cheaper and more efficient then buying and external.
     
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    It should work just fine. :)
     
  4. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Do you know what that means? That was in my system Profiler. Does that mean i can't take the hard drive out of this computer?
     

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    Nah, it just means you have no removable disks attached (like a USB drive).
     
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    Just another question. If i were to take my current hard drive out and all that, would it void anything on my computer?
     
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    Not exactly sure. but you'll need to format your new hard drive with a legal copy of OS X.
     
  9. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thats not on the CPU or whatever? Not that it effects me since i have OSX Tiger Disk and i will be getting the Leopard Disk too.
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    It certainly would for the HDD.

    No, everything is stored on the Hard Drive.
     
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    OS is always on the hard drive... CPU is your processor.
     
  12. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What if i took it in for the apple people to do?
     
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    I don't think that would make a difference. Plus, it'd be hella expensive.
     
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    So would it just be more worth it to buy an external HD?

    Does this computer even have anything to be voided at this point?
     
  15. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    If your not comfortable replacing the Hard Drive yourself (as most aren't), an external HD is the best option.

    How old is it? Did you buy AppleCare?
     
  16. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Apple care yes, and i think its like 2 years by now? i forget when these came out, but it was pretty close to the orginal release of these.

    Hey thanks man, but i dont know much about Maxtor...Is it "going to be a good product?" Are they a good company?
     
  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    AppleCare extends your warranty to 3 years. So yes, it's still covered. So you would still have something to loose if you voided your warranty.

    Maxtor is a good brand.
     
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    Hmmm. I have a lot to ponder now. Thanks guys for the help.
     

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