Upgrading MacBook Pro Hard Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LucasG, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. LucasG macrumors regular

    LucasG

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    Hello,

    I recently bought a 13" MBP with 250GB hard drive. I'm starting to run low... so I was wondering, how could I go about upgrading the hard drive to something bigger? I currently live in Costa Rica by the way.

    Help is GREATLY appreciated!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

    alust2013

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    There are many resources on how to do this, including many threads on this forum, guides online, etc. All you really need to do is buy a hard drive, get the tools and an enclosure for the old drive to get the data from it, and make the swap. It's a pretty easy process.
     
  3. LucasG thread starter macrumors regular

    LucasG

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    I'm actually interested in knowing what hard drive brands/types should I specifically be looking at. Any hard drive is fine? What do current Macs use? Etc.
     
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    alust2013

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    Any brand will work as long as it is a 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s drive. Personally, I like western digital, which is what I have in my computer now. Another drive that you may want to check out is the Seagate Momentus XT, which is a hybrid drive that will give SSD-like performance for commonly used items. However that is more expensive. Or if you are more interested in large storage capacities, you can get a drive up to 1TB. You can check out newegg.com to see what you like best.
     

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