upgrade macbook harddrive

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  1. lovemymac4sure macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking about upgrading my harddrive and wanted to know where can I go to get this done...I have been told that Apple doesn't upgrade the harddrives...Please someone advise....

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Buy a SATA drive :) You could do it yourself or take it to an Apple authorised repair place to do it for you.
     
  3. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    go to ifixit. They have a tutorial on how to swap out the drive. Buy a good big 2.5 sata laptop drive (newegg, owc, etc.). Get yourself a SATA 2.5 firewire/USB external case from Other world computing. Put the new drive in it. Clone the old drive to the new drive using SuperDuper's free version. Swap the two drives. Now you have the old drive as a firewire backup.

    Any questions? ;)
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    its possible, and easy enough an 8 year old could do it. :D
     
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  8. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    Not sure if mentioned, but Apple does say that this is a user replaceable part. First time in Apple's history to do that, I believe... atleast in a notebook.
     
  9. faintember macrumors 65816

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    I think the TiPB had the HD listed as a user serviceable part as well, even though it required a fair bit of work to do.

    And yes, the MB HD swap is easy as can be. Just be easy on the white pull-tab on the HD carriage, as I somehow managed to start a little tear in mine.
     
  10. lovemymac4sure thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I checked out OWC video and the install is totally something I could handle!! Thanks for the advice!!!!! :)
     

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