Portable HDD as Internal HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by seong, May 9, 2010.

  1. seong macrumors 65816

    seong

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    Hi,
    as you can see from my sig, I have 160GB HDD.
    I bought Buffalo's Portable HDD, which is 2.5" and 320GB.
    From other websites, I saw that you can swap your Portable and Internal HDD without paying more dollars to buy the internal ones.
    Is this possible?
    I MRoogled it.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Yes, as long as the HD inside the external is SATA, you can do it.
     
  3. seong thread starter macrumors 65816

    seong

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    Thanks for the quick reply.
    So, as long as it is SATA, it's ok.
    However, does the company matter at all?
    As you know, Apple uses Samsung for SSD and Hitachi for HDD.
    The one that I bought was Buffalo, and I couldn't find any youtube videos about Buffalo HDD for Mac. It costed me $65.

    BTW, do I need two types of screw drivers? I saw from a lot from videos of people using two different drivers (one for unibody enclosure and one for HDD).
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    As long as it's 2.5" SATA, it'll work, no matter who is the manufacturer. Use the screws that are in the MBP right now, so don't use your own. Just replace the HD and use the same screws that the current HD inside MBP uses.
     

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