Will this HDD work?

stridemat

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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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bhattsan

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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.
Main thing is, you need to repartition in and under 'Options' you have to pick GUID Partition Table.
 
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Hellhammer

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Main thing is, you need to repartition in and under 'Options' you have to pick GUID Partition Table.
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.
 
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guyducati

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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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Hellhammer

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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?
Buy an external enclosure and use it as external for backups etc.
 
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