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    Macbook Pro with a Mac Pro hard drive?
    My 2008/9 vintage Macbook Pro had a hard drive failure. There is no backup so I'll be installing the new drive from scratch. I'm going to install a 960Gb SSD just like the one I put in my Mac Pro. Can I clone the Mac Pro SSD onto the new SSD and use it in my Macbook Pro?

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    What OS version is installed on the Mac Pro HD?

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    Osx 10.8.5

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    It should work. The true test is to do it...and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    It should work. The true test is to do it...and see what happens.

    - Nick
    I installed it but I guess I disconnected the display and didn't realize it. The light comes on but no screen.

    I'm really looking forward to pulling all of those screws back out... not

    What I can't figure out is how... the trackpad / keyboard connector was the only connector to remove during the process

    OK... so I tried the long power button press and I have a white screen... no boot...

    Then I got 3 RAM beeps. Reseated the RAM. Held down the Option key when I powered up. Selected the new drive. Bingo... The Macbook Pro is alive... so I guess cloning a Mac Pro drive for a Macbook Pro works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike6158 View Post
    The Macbook Pro is alive... so I guess cloning a Mac Pro drive for a Macbook Pro works
    Congrats!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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