New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Upgrading Hard Drive. Macbook


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
joba

 
Member Since: May 24, 2011
Posts: 1
joba is on a distinguished road

joba is offline
Hey,

* Warning, may be a silly question.
I want to put a new bigger hard drive in my macbook.

I've sus it out, but all tutorials go through transfering data from your old to your new first.

Which I don't really want to do. Id rather selectively move what i need on to an external.

I would like to know, can I simply install and new hard drive, switch it on and install osx? or is there stuff that is needed on the hard drive to do this in the first place.

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
Dysfunction

 
Dysfunction's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 6,638
Dysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2008 and 2011 15" mbps, late 11 iMac, iPhone 4s, and too many ipods and other stuff

Dysfunction is offline
Yep, you can always just swap and install. Just boot off the restore media and go.

mike
This machine kills fascists
Got # ? phear the command line!
QUOTE Thanks
JoshNathan

 
JoshNathan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 30, 2008
Posts: 27
JoshNathan is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 27" i5 12gb RAM

JoshNathan is offline
Thank you Dysfunction, i was looking for an answer to this too.

iMac 27" i5 12GB RAM
MBP 13" in the near future
iPad 32gb wifi
iPhone 32gb
QUOTE Thanks
thurstmw

 
thurstmw's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 29, 2010
Location: BoCo
Posts: 295
thurstmw has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Mac Specs: 13inch 2.3 i5 MBP 64gb SSD 320gb HD 8gb 1333

thurstmw is offline
Depending on how the drive comes formatted you might have to format it to HFS before installing but that can be done using Disk Utility from the restore disk.


Yes that is a grizzlycorn
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« what is acceptable heat? | What are the chance of the new MBP lacking a super drive? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
MacBook Internal Hard Drive converted to External Hard Drive (metal plate) pacific1 Apple Notebooks 2 02-01-2011 05:40 PM
Advice on Macbook pro 13 inch hard drive replacement ! aparcedoluis Apple Notebooks 9 10-27-2010 06:01 AM
Macbook Pro Hard Drive - Replacement Won't Format THB Apple Notebooks 3 10-16-2010 08:40 PM
Upgrading Macbook Hard Drive CBJammin103 Other Hardware and Peripherals 7 08-08-2007 01:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?