02-26-2011, 09:40 AM #1Mac Book Pro Hard Drive upgrade--help
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?
I have already upgraded to 4mg ram
Capacity: 200.05 GB (200,049,647,616 bytes)
Model: FUJITSU MHY2200BH
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
Capacity: 209.7 MB (209,715,200 bytes)
BSD Name: disk0s1
Capacity: 199.71 GB (199,705,673,728 bytes)
Available: 17.45 GB (17,448,755,200 bytes)
File System: Journaled HFS+
BSD Name: disk0s2
Mount Point: /If a dog's prayers were answered, bones would rain from the sky. (Stanley is praying...hard.)
02-26-2011, 09:55 AM #2
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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.I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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