macbook hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by caffeeneaddict, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. caffeeneaddict macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    what type is a macbook hard drive? And can it be upgraded? Because 60GB is just too small and i dont really have the backpack space for an external.

  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    it's a 2.5" SATA harddrive. Yes it can be upgraded (and it's very easy to do)
  3. fredsherbet macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2007
    Hertford, England
    but make sure it's no more than 9.5mm thick!

    (Western Digital have just released a 320GB scorpio that will fit in the macbook. That's the largest capacity you can get)
  4. caffeeneaddict thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    ok so after i get the hard drive home how do i get all my old stuff off the old drive?
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Get a USB or Firewire enclosure for 2.5" SATA harddrives. Put the old drive in that and boot from it. Use SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your old drive to your new internal one.
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    As for replacing the hard drive itself, you can find full instructions on how to do it here.

    It's a pretty simple and straightforward upgrade once you've had a good read through of the instructions, I've done it myself and it only took five minutes. Piece o' cake. ;)
  7. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    I bought a new hard drive for my MacBook and took it apart (yes it is easy), but I have no idea how to take the pull tab/shield thingy off the old drive and put it on the new one. Looks like it uses torx screws perhaps?

    Anyone know where to get a screwdriver like that, and what size to ask for? Apple doesn't seem to cover that in their instructions. I wish I knew that before I backed up everything and took everything apart. Now I'll have to reback up some things when I get the screwdriver.

    Also the screws on the metal bracket that hold the RAM are weak. It seems like one is already getting stripped on the head and I only took it off twice (once to replace RAM).
  8. macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2007
    I think I remember doing it with a really little flat head.. or maybe it was a sharp knife at the right angle. anyway, if you're delicate enough, steady and and use precise placement, there's no specific need for a torx set.. although it will make it easier :p
    -The Multi Purpose Kitchen Utensils Sales Man
  9. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    Torx 7, IIRC. (maybe 6) Buy a little set at Sears or your local DIY store like Home Depot. Shouldn't be much in the cash department. I like the precision screwdriver sets from Sears.

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