Will this HDD work?

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  1. guyducati macrumors regular

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    It will work, but may needed to be formatted before OSX can be installed onto it. Install the drive, boot off your OS X disks and run Disk Utility. You should format it to Mac OS X Extended Journaled.
     
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    Main thing is, you need to repartition in and under 'Options' you have to pick GUID Partition Table.
     
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    AFAIK, that is automatically done when formatted. I tried this with my USB stick a while back. I erased it and it had Master Boot before and after the erase it was GUID.
     
  6. guyducati thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thank you very much for the replies everyone. I'll buy it now.
     
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    Also, quick question. How much do you think I can sell my existing hdd for? Its the stock 250GB HDD. I bought my Macbook Pro in January of 2009, so its about a year and half old. I checked eBay, but there were really only new HDDs for sale for around $50. Would $30 on eBay be a good price?
     
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    Buy an external enclosure and use it as external for backups etc.
     
  9. guyducati thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would but I already have a 1.5TB External HDD setup as additional storage/Time Machine
     
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    I would still keep it unless that 30 bucks is crucial for you. A "just-in-case-if-something-happens" drive is never a bad option.
     

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