Steps to take on old hard drive before upgrade?

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  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    Okay, I did a search first, no results.

    I am upgrading my stock 120GB HD to 320GB. What step do I need to take before I remove the old HD? I plan to sell it on CL so someone can use it since it is only three days new.

    -clean install of OS X?
    -do nothing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

    KoolStar

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    If I were you, and I'm not. Is this a brand new drive by itself or is it one from and external drive. If it is a brand new drive, I would back up any important data on my current hard drive to another media. I would then fallow the guide on this linked page. (LINK) This will zero a Mac hard drive out. Thus erasing any data that could be on the disk. I would then remove the drive, install my new drive, and Install OSX. Thats just me though.
     
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    I planned the upgrade from day one so I did not save anything on the internal MB drive other than user features. The 320GB HD is an internal Hitachi drive.
     
  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

    KoolStar

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    I would then just recommending going ahead and zeroing out the drive then switch them out. When you zero all data is destroyed.
     

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