New HD for my Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aussie_geek, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. aussie_geek macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    I am thinking of picking up one of the HITACHI Travelstar 7K200 200 GB hd's for my MacBook Pro. Getting HD's installed on PowerBooks was easy - just a swap out.

    With the new Intels there is that 200MB EFI partition. Can I just swap the HD out and install Leopard straight on from the DVD? Does Leopard have the efi for MacBook Pro's onboard.

    Another thing I was thinking of was to get an external firewire case and make a clone of the boot drive and then just swap it in.

    What are my options?

  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    I would go for option 2, leaves you with a nice bus powered external storage solution.
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    yea you should be able to pretty easily. i just installed tiger on my hd upgrade from dvd. i would suspect you could from leopard as well
  4. CarlosG macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2006

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