Upgrading HDD myself when I get it (Quick Question)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by unknown0, May 18, 2010.

  1. unknown0 macrumors member

    May 16, 2010

    I am upgrading the HDD of my MBP 13 inch as soon as I get it. I have never replaced a HDD on a computer before but have replaced RAM so I am comfortable with doing it myself. However, I do have a couple of questions.

    I am ordering this drive: http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit...TF8&coliid=I2ZHSHP4OQ51FQ&colid=2Y4WMG8KFHO5L

    Would I also need to order this (In order to format and install OSX on the drive): http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/U2NV2SPATA/

    Or can I just replace the drive then when I turn the MBP on use the boot disk to format and install OSX?
  2. Wehrwolf macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2009
    If you haven't already, go and look at ifixit's HD replacement tutorial:
    Make sure you have the tools you need: 00 Philips screwdriver and a T6 Torx driver to remove the nuts that secure the drive into the rubber mounts.

    No. Just boot from the Restore CDs by holding down the "C" key.
  3. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
  4. DesmoPilot macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
  5. Bosmonster macrumors member

    May 17, 2010
    Replacing the HD is extremely easy.

    Just make sure you have the right and quality tools. You will not regret spending $10 on a good screwdriver to open your $2000 MBP.

    Philips 00
    Torx 6
  6. jleach1 macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
  7. irish1313 macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2007
    I just bought the 400g Toshiba DIY kit from OWC. It came with the tools, drive and enclosure. It was 68 bucks. I cloned the original drive with SuperDuper and installed. I originally thought I would need the product you asked about, but I did not. It took about 15 minutes to do the install. Very easy.
    Good luck with the install.

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