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    installing new hd im mb
    was wandering if i would have any issues installing an ntfs formatted hd in my mb. i understand i'll need to reformat but was worried the system wouldn't recognize the hd at all. any advise would be appreciated.

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    You'll just need to boot from your install disc (holding down C once you hear the chime), select language, and then go to utilities>disk utilities in the menu bar and format it and you're set.

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    Not a problem if the drive is SATA and 2.5". Just make sure to erase and format the drive prior to installing it in your MacBook. You can use an external carrier or an adapter to erase and format before installing.

    Regards.

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Not a problem if the drive is SATA and 2.5". Just make sure to erase and format the drive prior to installing it in your MacBook. You can use an external carrier or an adapter to erase and format before installing.

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    Will my suggestion not work (assuming it is a 2.5" SATA HD)? Will it not show up in disk utilities?

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