HD advice?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by covertyows, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. covertyows macrumors member

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    Well, I am new to apple, and do not know the best options and what some of the policies that apple employs with its warranty.

    I just ordered my first macbook pro, and I plan on replacing the HD in it. It has 4 gigs, and I am fine with that, but I think I would rather have a larger HD, currently 250 GB.

    Should I just get an external storage device or buy an internal and replace it myself? I am fairly confident that I could handle that part, but I worry about apple's stance on that kind of upgrade.

    Would it void the warranty if I were to replace the internal storage?

    Thank for the help, and I gotta say that I love the forums so far.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    It should not void your warranty
    It is considered a user serviceable part and many, MANY users are upgrading themselves
    However, you should be careful in the process
    I would suggest you keep your original in case you need to send the computer in for repair
    I would replace the HD with the original part before returning

    I recommend the Scorpio Blue 500 GB 5400 myself
    Scorpio Blue and Black Review

    Having said that... I would recommend you still get an external HD for backup
    Use Time Machine... you will thank me for it later

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. covertyows thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome, thanks for the tip.

    a lot of new stuff to take in. the way this is handled is much different than what I was used to with my old laptop
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Time Machine is really simple and awesome
    You should really take advantage of it

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. covertyows thread starter macrumors member

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    couldn't I just get an external HD with a lot of capacity that would be good for storage and time machine rather than replace the internal one?


    I want more space than 250gigs, but I think I could easily manage with having only that amount being portable.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Absolutely!!
    That is exactly what you should do
    Time Machine will back up to your external drive

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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