Will 2009 MBP HDD plug-n-play in new 2010 MBP?

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  1. bigredscowboy macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 15" MBP with a 500GB HDD and I am buying a 2010 13" MBP on Tues. I'm giving the wife the 15" but I would like to swap the HDD rather than transfer all the data and bc the NEW 13" comes with a 250GB. Can I just drop the old HDD into the new computer and it work fine?
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  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yep, just swap the drives, and the computer won't know the difference.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    It should work, if it has the same version of Mac OS X installed (10.6.4) as the new Mac, as Macs can't have a system installed that is an older version of what it came with (thus no Mac OS X 10.6.3 on a Mac, that came with 10.6.4). Just run Software Update after the swap to get the correct drivers and you should be good to go.


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    I am going to be doing this soon as well. Selling off an old MacBook for a new MBP. I can't imagine there would be any issues.
     
  5. scottness macrumors 65816

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    It should work without a hitch. I've done it before. Update software first.
     

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