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Okay so I managed to get my old hard drive out of my old macbook pro silver beezle 2008 version, but heres the question..
Can I take a previous hard drive that I've had and just install it into my newer 2009 13.5 inch because I have absolutely none of the information that was on my old one, I would love some type of advice. I literally had to pry it apart to get it out. I have over 320 gigs of Hard Drive space on the old one and sadly on the newer model I only have 160 so basically instead of having to spend the money and enclose the old hard drive and do the file migration can I just put it in the optical or is this blasphemous. Just wondering!
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You didn't tell us which version of OS X the old hard drive has on it, and the version of OS X that the newer machine is now running...?

Personally, I wouldn't put the older hard drive in the newer machine. If you need more hard drive space, buy a larger hard drive and install it in the 2009 MB. As far as using a data doubler to install the second hard drive in your machine, that's up to you. But again, I wouldn't do it as it may not be worth spending the extra money on a 2009 MB.
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The old one was @ 10.7.8 and the new one is @ 10.8.3 so the version I don't think should be a problem.
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