Momentus XT Hybrid

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  1. SR 7 macrumors regular

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    Is this the right Hard Drive that everyone loves for their late 08' and current MacBooks?

    It used to be $149 about 2 months ago and now it is back to $99 as stated from some users from last year...is this the right one before I make the purchase?
     
  2. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ordered it :)

    now how do I transfer stuff from this hard drive to that one?
     
  3. Medic278 macrumors 6502a

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    If I were you I would do a fresh install of your OS. I then used a USB enclosure and used migration assistant to move my files it was all pretty harmless. I researched that drive a lot before I decided to go with a true SSD and you should be pretty happy it gets great performance reviews!
     
  4. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I bought Lion from the app store to update my Mac ... How can I do a clean install on the new HD?


    I didn't spend the $ on true ssd bc I feel I won't use my Mac as much since my iPad and in the future figured thus was right in the middle.
     
  5. \-V-/ Suspended

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    http://lifehacker.com/5823096/how-to-burn-your-own-lion-install-dvd-or-flash-drive

    It's pretty easy. USB method is better as it boots/installs much faster via USB drive than DVD.
     
  6. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I have to rebuy it since iit says it deletes it from the computer when u upgrade?
     
  7. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    You can redownload it at no cost from the App Store using your existing account details. Officially you should re-install Snow Leopard then update to 10.6.8 and download/install Lion from the App Store.
     
  8. thebassmanmac, May 4, 2012
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    thebassmanmac macrumors newbie

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    I have just done the same upgrade this week.
    I upgraded my MacBook Aluminium 160Gb drive to the Momentus XT500Gb.
    I still have only Gb RAM, i think thats the max it will take.

    I done a fresh install of Snow Leopard, then re-downloaded Lion from the App store.
    Hope you have a good internet connection, i reckon with all updates including Lion it was about 5Gb or so, luckliy i have a 30Mb download cable connection.

    It's well worth it though, my boot time has improved from about 1 minute to approx 15 seconds. That is with the re-open programs box ticked, opening mail a on start up.d safari.

    The new XT drive is as quiet as my original Fujitsu, does't get any hotter either, even during the major download and install session.

    Good luck

    thebassmac
     
  9. iAppleseed macrumors regular

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    I've heard that it's a pretty good alternative to SSD. It's worth a shot.
     
  10. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay so my hard drive came this morning and I am not sure what steps to take to prepare my computer...for instance, this is what I am thinking about doing...

    I just re-downloaded Lion, I plan on putting that on a USB stick, than turning my computer off, putting the new HD in, place the USB stick in and ready to go with the new install.

    Than install migration assistance on the new hard drive and transfer my files from my old HD to the new one...will this transfer EVERYTHING?

    also, if i have windows open currently such as 4 safari tabs, during the transfer will this appear to or would i Lose these?
     
  11. iAppleseed macrumors regular

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    Get an external hard drive case for the old hdd and do migration assistant. OR just go to the Genius Bar for free.
     

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