Is this a good hard drive and price for my 13" 2.26ghz Macbook Pro?

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  1. TaterToT macrumors 6502

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    Will this be compatible to transfer all my data to the new hard drive?
     
  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    No, that is a 3.5" drive. You need a 2.5" drive to fit in a laptop.
     
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    I personally am not a fan of Seagate, and I cannot tell you why... I have never purposely installed one in a machine of mine. I think my "bad taste" goes way back to early in my career at work when we had problems with them.

    So to be fair, it is most likely a pure cost question, everything else being equal, on whether you go West Dig, Seagate, Samsung or Toshiba...

    Have you ever heard of pricewatch? http://www.pricewatch.com You will find ALL prices on ALL drive types, sizes, manufacturers etc. Just make sure you get a 2.5" SATA laptop drive and you'll be good.
     
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    So is this a good deal and a reliable website? Thanks for the help
     
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    I don't know that I would trust that. I'd buy from newegg
     
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    I have never purchased from them, however I wouldn't be afraid of them either. They are in California, so positive check mark there. They have a posted phone number, another check mark. They have a "brick and mortar" store - a definite real deal vendor IMHO

    You are looking at $35... so, it's probably a safe bet to buy it there. I would if I needed another drive.
     
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    Excellent, thank you. Placed my order. Thank you everyone for your help.

    Actually, one more question. How should I go about transferring everything over to my new HD and keeping the same settings etc, basically I want my computer to be exactly the same as it was with my old HD with the fewest possible steps... I know I need to reinstall OSX on the new HD, but where do I go from there?
     
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    Reinstall OSX on new hard drive. Log in as an administrator using a different user account than you used on the old hard drive. (you can delete it later). Connect old hard drive with a USB enclosure or cable. use the migrate settings thing to copy all your old programs and settings. It's much easier than on windows.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the help. Can anyone link me to a good/cheap USB cable on Amazon or something? I'm not sure which one I need
     
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    Anyone know if the enclosure I posted in the first post is compatible? Thank you
     

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