Swapping drive from old Macbook into new one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drake, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. drake macrumors 6502a

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    I've backed up my Macbook drive onto an external drive, and its boot ready. I sold my rev. A Macbook and plan on installing this drive into a new Macbook.

    Any issues doing this? I know with Windows, I'd have to either do a reinstall or delete all the drivers in Device Manager and reinstall those.
     
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  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    as long as ur external drive is firewire ur laughing!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Intel Macs can boot from USB. :cool:

    From my understanding (and I'm often ridiculously wrong) drake wants to install the drive into the new Mac, bypassing the external case for now. Either way, it's possible to access his backed up system. :)
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    far out your right!!! i have always assumed that you could only boot from firewire. wow thats pretty coolio. tis all sweet
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hell yes! Recent PPC machines still can't boot from USB though.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    to be honest i think usb sucks for external hdd's. its really quite slow and to inconsistent for me. fw all the way !!!
     
  8. drake thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're right, I'll be cracking open the external case and putting that hard drive (160gb)into the Macbook and putting the Macbook's drive (80gb) into the external case. And you can run the Macbook nicely off USB, I've tried it before but wouldn't want to do it on an ongoing basis.
     

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