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Mac Book Pro Hard Drive upgrade--help


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HI,
I have and early 2008 MacBook Pro and need a new hard drive. I read somewhere on the forum that it is best to replace with the same brand--is that true? I want a 500GB or 750GB hard drive.

Also, I am a leery of doing this myself--it looks WAY complicated on this particular MB Pro. What might be the best way to find someone to do this for me without going to a Big Box type store. Will order from OWC most likely.

Have Time Machine/Time Capsule---can I use that to restore my data to the new drive?

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I have already upgraded to 4mg ram

Capacity: 200.05 GB (200,049,647,616 bytes)
Model: FUJITSU MHY2200BH
Revision: 0081000D
Serial Number: K43BT8227V2E
Native Command Queuing: Yes
Queue Depth: 32
Removable Media: No
Detachable Drive: No
BSD Name: disk0
Medium Type: Rotational
Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified
Volumes:
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
Writable: Yes
BSD Name: disk0s1
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 199.71 GB (199,705,673,728 bytes)
Available: 17.45 GB (17,448,755,200 bytes)
Writable: Yes
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /

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I think OWC used to advertise a mail in service to replace/upgrade hard drives. You might check to see if this is (still-unless I dreamed this) true.

BTW: I wouldn't put any credence in the idea you have to do a brand for brand replacement.

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