New hard drive

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  1. flame3379 macrumors newbie

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    I just recently bought both a momentus xt hard drive and a refurbished macbookpro 15 anti glare. i was wonder can i install snow leopard in the new drive? O:
     
  2. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely clean install. People have had problems trying to clone it.
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    The OP could also restore from a Time Machine backup if he has one.
     
  4. flame3379 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sweet thanks everyone, now quick question....

    So i just take out the old one and place in the new one with the osx disk inside correct?
     
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  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Avoid touching the underside of the drive (the PCB) during installation. When the installer loads, you'll need to open Disk Utility to format the drive (HFS+ Journaled with a GUID partition table).
     
  7. nonlocal macrumors newbie

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    A question if I may, thought I'd ask here instead of a new one.
    If I was to replace the hd with an Intel ssd (and do a clean install), should I first update the drive's firmware and then format it that exact way?
     
  8. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    Yes
     

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