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    replacing the HDD in a new 13" uni-body
    I am about to purchase a Toshiba 500GB 2.5" sata drive and i am going to put it in my new unibody 13" MBP. My question is can i just put it in, just as the manual instructs, and then just stick the os x disk in and install it? or is there something else that i have to do? like do i have to partition the HDD first or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAXMetal23 View Post
    I am about to purchase a Toshiba 500GB 2.5" sata drive and i am going to put it in my new unibody 13" MBP. My question is can i just put it in, just as the manual instructs, and then just stick the os x disk in and install it? or is there something else that i have to do? like do i have to partition the HDD first or what?
    You have it correct, and you will run disk utility in setup. You need to make sure that your partition map scheme is Guid Partition Table. Good luck and have fun.

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    Have a look at iFixit: iPod, iBook, & PowerBook Parts and Accessories and there'll probably be some pertinent advice.
    Mac Junkie
    - MacBook Pro 2.4, 500Gb, 4Gb
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    thanks alot guys i really appreciate all the help you have given me. I cant wait to get my HDD

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    My guide:-

    YouTube - Guide: How To Swap / Upgrade Hard Drive / HDD and RAM / Memory In A 2009 Apple MacBook Pro 13"


    Use Superduper to clone your HDD, buy an external 2.5" enclosure to house the disk.

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