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    nauset24's Avatar
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    Mar 31, 2008
    Mac 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
    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
    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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    RavingMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 07, 2008
    In Denial
    16Gb Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G
    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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