New hard-drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XP Defector, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    Close to buying a Hitachi TravelStar 5K160 160GB - so what's the situation when it arrives? Do I just pop in OSX DVD that shipped with my MacBook and install everything again? I keep most of my documents, music and films on my external to that's not a problem...

  2. negatv1 macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2005
    I own the same drive - it's great. Basically you can either pop in your install disk and format/partition the new drive and install a fresh installation of OSX, or you could use an application like SuperDuper! to clone your old drive to your new drive (you would need an external drive enclosure to use for this to work of course.
  3. u4ia macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2005
    I just purchased this exact drive today from and hopefully will have it by next week along with a refurbished macbook. From what I have read it is very fast and very quiet, I can't wait to try it out. I do a lot of work with audio so I hoping it works well with that, I can post a quick review later next week.

  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Get an external SATA.2.5"to USB2 or FW drive enclosure, you will want to keep your stock drive in service as a backup, correct? So get the enclosure now and make transferring much easier.

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