I need to upgrade my hard drive.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Boesky, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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    I have the June 2009 MacBook Pro. 250gb is too small. Where can I find at least a 500gb hard drive that will fit?
     
  2. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    google... or you can have a look at the forum here. try the search function.

    anyway to actually help you a bit here.

    it need to be 9,5mm tick no more no less.
     
  3. Takashi macrumors regular

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    How can you update your hard drive? Do you mean UPGRADE?

    Any 500 GB hard drive will fit your MBP. It's either WD or Seagate. Your call.
     
  4. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is the WD Scorpio Blue better than the Seagate Momentus 500 GB?
     
  5. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    You may want to consider the Hitachi Travelstar 500gb/7200rpm hdd, as well.
     
  6. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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  7. Stiss macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys.

    I'm in a similar situation as the OP.

    I have myself a 320GB 5400RPM Hitachi Hard drive took from a Old HP Machine.

    It is formatted to FAT 32 as I was going to use it in a PS3.

    Could I use this in my MacBook. It's the 2008 Alubook just before they rebadged it with Pro.

    I have a Time Capsule and use Time Machine to keep regular backup's so would I just put the HDD in my machine, insert OSX disk and then choose restore from backup?

    Please can you help me?
     
  8. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.

    There was a Barefeats test (to which I forgot the link, maybe another poster can find it for me :p) where they showed that the Scorpio Blue outperformed the Momentus 7200.4 in a number of tests. The Momentus edged out in certain areas, but the difference wasn't big enough to justify its higher price.

    Just buy a WD Scorpio Blue, it's a great drive. I picked up a 640GB Scorpio Blue from Amazon's Black Friday sale for $90 :) and it works perfect.
     
  9. jamesraward macrumors regular

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    You've a few options:

    1. Install OSX after manually backing up what you want then copy it over

    2. Use Superduper to duplicate your current drive on to the new one (using a sata dock)

    3. Do the restore from time machine.

    Personally I'd do #2.

    To the OP, just look for a 2.5" HD, WD blue or Seagate, most will fit (it's a gamble above 500gb as they start to get a little fatter) and it's a dead easy process - check out my post.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=830479

    Just make sure you've got a T6, I've got loads from my youth of taking apart phones.


    Oh, and in my experience so far, the 7200rpm drives will eat your battery, stick with 5400 if you're concerned about that, but get a faster one if you've just got an always-plugged-in laptop
     

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