Possible hard drive upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SeVeN, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

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    i just a WD passport external to watch movies on my ps3, but it got me thinking about maybe swapping the hard drives between that and my mbp. what would be the easiest way to transfer the data
     
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  3. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Clone your mac hdd with SuperDuper.

    The WD Passport just peels apart, real easy.
     
  4. broncopde macrumors 6502

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    Swapping the hard drives between the ps3 and Macbook Pro or the Macbook Pro and external hard drive?
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    There's also Carbon Copy Cloner. Make sure the drive is initialize with a GUID partition table, otherwise cloning will fail. The default partition table for external drives is APT.
     
  6. SeVeN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    between the mbp and passport, its the same drive right?
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    From what I've been able to find on Google, yes it is.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    AFAIK Macs have been using Hitachi drives of late and maybe Fujitsu. The WD passport would obviously be using a WD drive.

    Of course I'm assuming your asking if it's the same drive as in brand and stuff.
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Given the OP's query, I would imagine the relevant question would be if both are 2.5" SATA drives and thus interchangeable, which is indeed the case.
     

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