MBP Basics

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by silence, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. silence macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2005
    Yippeeeeeekiyay.. :D Just got me spankin new MBP today!! Its been a really really long time coming.. i've been using an old G4 466 PowerMac for the past 5-6 years, so this is one hell of an upgrade!

    I'm hoping someone here can offer a quick pointer:

    I ordered a 2.0ghz, 2gb ram, 7200 rpm HD.

    How do i check if they gave me the right HD? I've checked everywhere in System Profiler, but cant verify which HD i have..

    Thanks muchly in advance!
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Get the hard drive model number in the system profiler and google it. It should be under Hardware --> Serial-ATA
  3. silence thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2005
  4. cairo macrumors regular

    May 6, 2005
    Congrats on the new MBP ... been wanting one since they were announced :/
  5. silence thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2005
    Cheers, you definitely wont regret it when you get one.

    I have another question for you guys, it may be quite a stupid one.. but here goes..

    Is it possible to connect my PowerMac G4 to my MBP through just a USB cable? I don't have a Firewire cable, so am wondering if it will work thru USB... :confused:

    Thanks again
  6. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    I don't think USB will work. The only methods that are supported AFAIK are Firewire and Ethernet (direct) or indirect through a Network wired or wireless.
  7. The Senator macrumors regular

    The Senator

    Feb 18, 2006
    make sure you get a pillow when using your mbp on your lap
  8. ieani macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2006
    the states for now
    I was playing WOW on my lap just fine. It was warm but definitely tolerable.

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