Swapping Al Macbook hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by wellsws, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. wellsws macrumors member

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    The hard drive in the new macbook is extremely easy to access. I was wondering if it's possible to swap out the hard drive with one of a PC laptop? Would it boot up? It'd be great to have a hard drive with only PC for when I need it.
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    If the pc notebook drive meets the requirements for your MacBook , then it will work. (i.e. 2.5" SATA, 9.5MM, etc...) -GDF
     
  3. mrrish macrumors regular

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    If it is 2.5" SATA, It will work, but will not boot to windows.
     
  4. Skystar macrumors 6502

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    You can install windows on it using bootcamp, and just set that as your default startup. So when you swap drives, it should boot into the windows boot camp partition, although I've never tried that.
     
  5. mrrish macrumors regular

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    I meant it won't work immediately. You have to format it, install leopard, and then install bootcamp...
     

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