WD Passport - Would this work?

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  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    Hi would anyone please be able to tell me if I can buy this WD passport hard drive then swap the drives around with my unibody macbook?

    Seems a really good price?! And looks like the older model where i believe people can swap the HD inside it?

    need to know asap please?

    Cheers!
    Luke
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Can't see why not. If the case can be opened without breaking it, sure go ahead.
     
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    It should work, as the Aluminium Unibody MacBooks accept 2.5" S-ATA 3.0Gbps HDDs with 12.5mm and 9.5mm height.

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  4. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have done the same around 8 months ago, i was upgrading my friends laptop hard drive. I would not recommend doing it that way, getting into the hard drive was a bit tricky for me but everything worked fine. Be extra careful opening the case without damaging the hard drive, the case wont survive the tripe :)
     
  6. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The videos on youtube seem to show its quite easy and just pops off.
    Will be getting it delivered tomorrow or tuesday :)
     
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    I don't know if that specific external hard drive is made like this or not, but many of the newer external hard drives are no longer made with a SATA drive and a interface converting it to USB, but a direct USB connection on the drive, meaning you can't take the drive out and put it into a computer with a SATA connector.
     
  8. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I am aware of this change in the product.
    I reckon this is the old version where I still can.
    Doubt I would get the new version for such a price.
    Think its a clearance thing - and looks like the old one :)
     
  9. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    All Done!
    Completed the upgrade last night at 4am drunk - went perfectly :)

    500GB inside an 250gb outside as well as a 1tb desktop media and backup drive :)

    cheers :)
    Luke
     

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