Macbook Hard Drive replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sargedessy, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. sargedessy macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2007
    Hey, I just bought a new macbook recently, and would like to buy a 3rd party hard drive for it. I'm looking at a 160GB drive. Any recommendations?

    Also, would I be able to remove the hard drive after fitting it in? From what I read in the manual, the Macbook Hard drive has some thing on it so that you could pull it out. Is it present on 3rd party hard drives?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    I have a Seagate drive, and it works fine for me.

    The pull-out thing is a screw-on sled. I think you need a Torx 10 screwdriver to take it off the internal drive.
  3. sargedessy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2007
    In other words, without the pull out tab, I would not be able to remove the new hard drive?
  4. ThomasShaped macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2007
    Pretty much. But you can unscrew it from the old one and put it on the new one, yes? (I don't remember.. it's been a while since I looked inside my MacBook)
  5. heySparky macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2007
    The Macbook Hard drive has a screwed on carrier try on it so that you could pull it out and you take it off the old HD and put it on the new HD.

    Check out the photos on You will see what I'm writing about.

    To do the upgrade, you will need a #00 Phillips Screwdriver and a T8 Torx Screwdriver.

    For hard drive recommendation, I bought This Seagate and am quite pleased.

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