New MacBook Pro - Transfer Hard Drive Question

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  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    OK, So I just purchased a new 15 inch MBP today. Just a couple of weeks ago I replaced the hard drive in my old one, put in a 7200 RPM HyBrid drive from Seagate. I want to transport the hard drive into my new laptop.

    If I just take it out of the old one and put it in the new one, would it work?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TheSandman2236 macrumors 6502

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    Carbon Copy Cloner -- best darn app for copying HDDs on a Mac.
     
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  4. fm2503 macrumors member

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    If the new MBP won't boot from the old HDD/SDD it could be because the support for the new CPU type is missing. Boot of the Snow Leopard DVD that comes with the new MBP. Install OS X - it won't overwrite applications or user data. Reboot from HDD - job done.

    Just went through this exercise moving an SSD from my C2D MBP to an i7 one.
     
  5. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    I've transferred the drives but it won't boot up as you said. I put the DVD and reboot, but its still just showing the grey screen with the Apple on it. Any suggestions?
     
  6. sab165 macrumors member

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    Hold the c button down as soon as your MBP boots and it should start from the Mac OS DVD.
     

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