MacBook Pro Hard Drive Swap?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 1ofthedavids, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. 1ofthedavids macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    Hi Everyone,

    Not sure if anyone remembers, but a few months ago I was asking about a hard drive upgrade for my 13" uMB. I upgraded the factory 160GB to a 320GB drive and all was well.

    Now, I sold that MacBook when the new MBP's were announced, but pulled my 320GB hard drive and tossed the original one back in it when I sold it. So now I have a new 13" MBP waiting at home for me, and a 320GB hard drive with a full system and boot camp installed on it. I have a feeling this is going to take more work than I want, but is it possible to just pull the drive from the MBP and replace it with my 320GB?

    Ideally, I'd love to just put the 320GB into the MBP and boot it up, but I don't quite think that's going to be possible. Could anybody help clarify this for me?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What version of OS X is on that hard drive? If it isn't 10.5.7, the machine won't boot if you put it in.
  3. 1ofthedavids thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    It's 10.5.7

    Previously, I had the 2.0GHz 13" MacBook with 2GB of Ram. I just stuck with the base model of the MBP, so now it's 2.26GHz with 2GB of Ram. My old MB was only 3 months old, and I used it up until a week ago when I sold it to a friend. Everything was up-to-date, and the night I sold it, I just swapped the drives out and put the original hdd in with a fresh install and update. But regarding the drive I still have and want to use, yes, it has 10.5.7 and all the updates up to a week or so ago.

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