Old MB HD to new MBP ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by taylor200588, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. taylor200588 macrumors regular

    taylor200588

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Location:
    Arbroath, Scotland
    #1
    Hey

    Im a computer arts student, currently I have a mid 2007 macbook that I use but im looking to upgrade to a new Macbook Pro!! I might wait actually for the NEW Macbook pros to come that everyones talking about

    anyway! The current base model of the macbook pro comes with a 160 GB hard drive, then the model up is a 250 GB. Last year I upgraded my macbooks hard drive from 80 to a western digital 320 GB 7200.

    If I were to get the base model of the present OR the NEW macbook (if it comes) then would I be possible to swap over the hard drives?

    I just dont understand apples pricing, the difference in the base model and the one up from it is something like £300 from a 160gb > 250gb and 2GB ram to 4gb. The difference in cash I could do it myself for cheaper.

    Am I wise in moaning about this?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #2
    They both use 2.5" SATA so yes you can do it but I think it won't work without a reinstall though because of drivers etc
     
  3. taylor200588 thread starter macrumors regular

    taylor200588

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Location:
    Arbroath, Scotland
    #3
    yeah i understand, i was going to back everything up anyway, i have a external 500 GB hard drive that would backup all my stuff!

    So basically plug it in, complete restore and thats me?
     
  4. sycho macrumors 6502a

    sycho

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    #4
    Or do what I did and just try it for kicks and see everything work with no problems.:p
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #5
    If the new MacBook Pros are using a customized build of OS X, it may or may not work. However, if they use a shipping build of OS X, e.g. 10.6.3, and you install 10.6.3 on your present MacBook, it should work without any problems.
     

Share This Page