swapping out the hard drive of a macbookpro

mrgreeneyes

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Original poster
Oct 7, 2007
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Gatineau,Canada
hi, i dont remember exactly how i did it the last time.
i have a 500gb hard drive that was in my old macbook pro 17ich.
and now my macbook pro 15inch unibody, is what i want to put the hard drive into. the hard drive is already in a enclosure, but i dont remember what i am supose to do now, what do i format the drive as?
and what app do i use to clone it?

thanks
 

Romanesq

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Jun 16, 2003
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Hoboken
OWC has the videos up for your old 17 inch and the new 15 inch notebook. The new ones are so easy to do. Just looked at the video of it and marveled.

Recently changed the 15" on my Penryn, late 2008 model. Kept the OWC youtube video at the ready on my iPhone. Glad I did. There were a couple of times I really stopped and looked and took my time.

As for cloning, there's the disk utility from Apple. I copied my internal drive first to a backup drive before the hardware swap and then back. Carbon Cloner is also good and some folks like Super Duper.
 

mrgreeneyes

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 7, 2007
546
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Gatineau,Canada
OWC has the videos up for your old 17 inch and the new 15 inch notebook. The new ones are so easy to do. Just looked at the video of it and marveled.

Recently changed the 15" on my Penryn, late 2008 model. Kept the OWC youtube video at the ready on my iPhone. Glad I did. There were a couple of times I really stopped and looked and took my time.

As for cloning, there's the disk utility from Apple. I copied my internal drive first to a backup drive before the hardware swap and then back. Carbon Cloner is also good and some folks like Super Duper.
where on OWC can i find the video?
 

twoblacklabs

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Dec 4, 2009
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Thread Lock

Thread lock aka loc-tite (TM) is on every screw in my MBP. Personally, I think it's a nice touch.
 

motownflip

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Oct 24, 2007
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just make sure to read or watch all instructions before you get started. It's a simple process. Be patient and have at it.
 
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