User changeable hard drive in 13" MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Scott6666, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    Does anyone know if the hard drive in the new 13" MBP can be changed by the user like the 1st gen unibodies. From what I remember you could just pop open the bottom and swap out the battery and the drive. Now of course the battery will be fixed in place; but what about the drive?
  2. localoid macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2007
    America's Third World
    Apple's MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) user guide shows how to replace the drive on page #37 and how to replace memory on page #44.
  3. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    I guess I did not make myself clear. I meant on the new ones coming out just now. With the different battery the bottom must be changed. Is the bottom cover still removable and the hard drive still available?
  4. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    And if you actually bother reading their post and opening the link, they ARE talking about the new one - hence "MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)". ;)

    There sure as hell wasn't a different 13-inch MacBook Pro released on Monday! :p
  5. Scott6666 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    My (very) bad. I saw Mid-2009 and did not connect that with today! I think my brain translated that to mid-2008 and decided the link was for the last model.

    I guess I'm a little surprised that the manual is out on the net before the computers have hit the stores yet so I think I just buzzed out on the answer.

    Growing old is a bitch.

    Thanks for the info. I'm thinking about buying the smallest hard drive version of the 13" and stuffing it with the 500 GB drive from my current 15" (early 2008) MBP. Looks like it's not as easy as the previous unibody but still not too bad.

    Thanks for the answer.

    I assume that the new 15" is the same and that the stupid door that never closes right is gone?
  6. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2009
    That is correct. Still much easier than the pre-unibody Macbook Pro.

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