New switcher to Mac need advice with upgrading my HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iErDoc, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. iErDoc macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2006
    Hi Guys
    I decided to switch Mac from PC after years of windows hell! i got a white MB 2GHZ, 2 gig RAM (from DMS), and 60 gig HD,I am in love with this computer. my Question is with regard to upgrading my HD to 100 gig, 7200:
    1- Do you recommend that? and How easy (changing the RAM was very easy for me)
    2- What brand? and How much?
    3-Do I need to format the new HD?and reinstall all my software?:confused:
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    When you do install your new hard drive, make sure you've got the first of your System Restore discs in the drive. Then, once the drive is in, reboot holding down the "c" key and you will boot to the DVD. Use Disc Utility on the disc to format the drive (HFS+ Journaled) and once that's done you can run the install to reinstall OSX and all the bundled applications.
  3. iErDoc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2006

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