Harddrive Failures looking at a certain brand will it work?

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  1. sniper910 macrumors newbie

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  2. KompleX macrumors regular

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    i'm not sure what it is you are asking, but the macbook uses sata, so don't get the pata model.
     
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    The top one's not suitable as it's PATA/IDE,but the bottom one's Ok
     
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    The Hitachi SATA drive model will work.
    Whether boom it's like new depends on how you have backed up your data, and how you restore it. Partiularly, the stuff in the User folder(s) and Libraries have to go back in their correct positions.

    Easiest way is to use Carbon Copy Cloner to make a complete bootable clone of your drive onto a backup drive, then restore that to the new drive.

    If your original drive is still functional, you can put the new drive in a SATA-USB enclosure (about $20), Clone the original to the new and then just swap drives.
     
  7. sniper910 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i use the smartbackup program of apple download section and made a abootable backup thatway so how would i use it?

    will this hd just pop in? and will my bootable backup made with Smartbackup? i got it off the apple website in the downloads section

    Any One?
     
  8. sniper910 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok thanks
     
  9. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I don't understand how a less than 2 year old HD can crap out. They are meant to last longer than that. Do you have Applecare? Is so, bring it back.
     
  10. StuBeck macrumors 6502

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    Its a complex piece of equipment, hard drives fail all the time, just like anything else.
     
  11. sniper910 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sadly my apple care ended one day before this happend :(
     

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