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

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

  1. Ryuukumori macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Solved. :)
     

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