Thinking about swapping my Macbook HD for a faster one

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cun0144, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Cun0144 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
    im thinking about putting a Seagate Momentus 100GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Notebook Hard Drive into my MacBook. Does anyone know if this HD is compatible with the Macbook? and how will i go about transfering all the info from one drive to the other? Will i have to install the seagate drive into an enclosure, then copy a ghost image of the macbook hd onto it then swap them out afterwards? is there another way of doing this? and is it hard to acess the hard drive on the macbook?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    As long as it's SATA not ATA (or Ultra-ATA) then it will work. Your description does not include the interface type so I can't say for sure it will work. An enclosure and SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner are probably the easiest way to get all your data from one drive to another.

    You are in luck: the harddrive on a MacBook is as easy to access as the RAM, unlike on the MacBook Pro.
  3. Cun0144 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2007
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    That drive should work fine for you Cun0144, and will be a nice upgrade for your MacBook. :)

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