Swapping Hard Drive on new MBP. Easier now, or same?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ryuukumori, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008
    Has anyone with the newest MBP tried looking into how easy it is to change out hard drives? That is, similarly to the MB, where a simple battery removal and a latch removes the hard drive.

    Post here if you could update everyone on that. Also, any 500+ GB hard drives of proper size out yet for the new MBP? (Anything 5400 RPM or higher). Prices would be nice. Thanks.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    You could have easily found the answer yourself. iFixit has a take apart and even Apple puts their owner's manuals online.
  3. Ryuukumori thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008
    Yeah, but I wanted to know more specifically if Apple constructed this method to work more like the MB (at least the earlier one). It seems a bit harder to swap hard drives this way...
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000


    Sep 23, 2007
    Again, If you have looked at the iFixit guides, or the Apple Manual, it shows that you take out the battery and the HDD is right there to replace/exchange.

    So, yes, it is as easy as the old Macbook to change out the HDD.

    It took me all of 5 seconds to verify this info.
  5. Ryuukumori thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oops, I'm sorry. I must have skimmed the iFixit guide and saw all the components being removed. XD

    Solved. :)

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