Macbook Pro Hard Drive Swap

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  1. MADADAM macrumors newbie

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    I Currently Have A First Generation Macbook Pro And Wanted To Swap Out My Maxed Out Hard Drive What Are The Steps To Backup Everything On To My New Hard Drive And Any Preferences On Certain Hard Drives That Are Out There.
     
  2. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    If you give http://www.macsales.com
    you should get some good idea's of pricing and such, as far as backup I myself am a little fuzzy on that myself so I wont attempt to guess at that one .

    BOL
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    1.)Buy a 2.5 enclosure

    2.)put new drive in it

    3.)clone over OS using http://www.shirt-pocket.com/ if you have a windows partition
    as well your'll need http://www.twocanoes.com/winclone/

    4.)boot from external

    5.)if all ok swap drives by using the guides found at http://www.ifixit.com/


    If your not doing rendering then id go for a 5300 the largest one
    currently available is the WD scorpio 320GB its a great drive

    Not sure why michaelsviews gave a link to selling your pro
     
  4. Zawamura macrumors regular

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    ifixit.com has a great guide on how to take your mbp apart.
     
  5. MADADAM thread starter macrumors newbie

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