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    MacBook Pro 4,1 OEM HDD swap to Seagate 640GB HDD
    Hi Everybody!

    Just Joined Up - First time post - long time lurker.

    I have a MacBook Pro 4,1 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo and I would like to swap out the failing stock Fujitsu 200GB OEM Apple drive for a new one.

    The drive I would like to install is a Seagate 640GB drive that is out of a Seagate portable drive case. Is this possible? The portable drive is a Seagate GoFlex 640GB portable drive model STAA640600

    How would you suggest I do the data transfer? I am fairly new to OS X Lion.

    I am going to upgrade to a 250GB+ SSD when my wallet allows, but for now this is all I can afford to do. BTW: I paid $54.00 at WallyWorld for this drive! what a deal!

    Thanks for your help.

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    The first thing you need to do is determine if the Seagate GoFlex can be used in your MBP. I believe the GoFlex drive is SATA so that's OK. However, you need to check the dimensions. The drive must be 2.5" wide and no more than 9.5 MM thick in order to properly fit in your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The first thing you need to do is determine if the Seagate GoFlex can be used in your MBP. I believe the GoFlex drive is SATA so that's OK. However, you need to check the dimensions. The drive must be 2.5" wide and no more than 9.5 MM thick in order to properly fit in your machine.
    Looks like it won't fit

    Device Type Hard drive - internal
    Width 2.8 in
    Depth 4 in
    Height 0.4 in
    Weight 3.5 oz

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    Looks like the dimensions are close. The thickness is OK but the width is off somewhat. Try it out but don't force it if it won't match up with the SATA connector.

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