New MBP Hard Drive Upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by T4Show, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. T4Show macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2008
    Has anyone performed a hard drive upgrade on their new MacBook Pro? I was just wondering how much easier it is than the previous generation. I've searched through YouTube, but haven't found a video demonstrating the new procedure yet.
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I just did the install yesterday. A million times easier than in the past. In fact, you can't really even compare it.

    1) Lift the latch on the bottom of the computer
    2) Pull the panel off
    3) Use a #0 screw driver to remove a holding tab
    4) Lift installed HD and disconnect SATA connector
    5) Use a Torx T6 to remove mounting screws from previous installed HD
    6) Reverse process with new HD
    7) Done

    The entire operation takes maybe 5 min max.
  3. Kane.Elson macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2006
  4. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    More pictures along with a guide to taking the whole thing apart here.
  5. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2008
    what drive

    Hi all,

    What drive did you replace it with?

    I was looking at the new 7200RPM drives and didn't know what drive to buy.

    Whats the current 5400RPM spec drive in them?

    Do you need 8ms or 12ms or amount of cache ?

  6. shoppy macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2007
    Yep swapped my stock 250 for my wd 320 purchased in February.

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