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  1. #1

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    Dec 11, 2007
    Leopard - New Internal or External HD
    I just upgraded to leopard and my hard drive is too small.
    I heard it's a pain to upgrade my internal hard drive, is this true?
    Or can I just use an external hard drive for the windows partition?

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    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    It is as easy as pie to upgrade a hard drive

    But what mac do you have, this is important to know because if effects the size of internal hard drive you can have

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Apr 28, 2006
    iMac Core Duo 20", iBook G4, iPhone 8GB :)
    Also, you can't install Windows on an external hard drive (not without some serious hacking)

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    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2007
    The reason I ask is that the apple store told me you can't upgrade a MacBook Pro.
    I have a MacBook Pro 15", 1.83.
    But how do you transfer all the data to the new harddrive?

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    darkmcs's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 04, 2007
    Miami, FL
    Macbook - 2.16ghz Core2Duo, 4Gb Ram, 320Gb WD Scorpio HDD, Westinghouse 22" external display
    While it is quite involving, changing the HDD in a Macbook Pro is not that hard... according to the how-to I saw...

    I would suggest you get a new internal HDD rather than an external one. Because you have a notebook, I assume you want to carry your data with you without having to carry an external HDD...
    MacBook Pro unibody 2nd gen (2.53C2D, 4Gb, 320Gb WD Scorpio Black), 16Gb iPod Touch, 32Gb iPhone 3Gs, 160Gb Apple TV, iPad 3G 64Gb

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    Benjamindaines's Avatar
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    Jan 08, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    17" MacBook Pro
    Do know, that if you upgrade your internal hard drive you will void your warranty. If I were you I would get a portable FW hard drive, these don't need an external power source (they run over the power that the FireWire port provides). Just carry it around with you when you need it an leave it at home on your desk when you don't. After a few years, when your warranty expires, I would go for the internal upgrade then (that's what I plan to do).

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