SWAP Hard Drive. Mac & PC

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Curtis 92, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Curtis 92 macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2009
    Hello people I have got a Laptop PC with 320GB hard drive installed and I want to swap it with my current 120GB hard drive on my Macbook... So for the 320GB hard drive i’ll have to format that to Mac OS Extended? Then with the 120GB i’ll have to format it to NTFS?
  2. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    The drive that will go into the mac should be partitioned as GUID and formatted as Mac OSX Extended (Journaled) and the drive that will go into the Windows PC should be Partitioned as MBR and formatted as NTFS or FAT32.
  3. Curtis 92 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2009
  4. WildCard^ macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2013
    MBR = Master Boot Record.

    But you don't need to know that. When you swap the drives, I assume you will be doing fresh installs of the respective OSs from DVD or Flash drive?

    If yes, the OS installer will guide you through it.

    If no, then I am not sure what you are up to and you should explain more. :)

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