Upgrading HDD

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Hi,

Just wondering if there are any guides for swapping a HDD in a macbook? Ive recently bought one and im wondering if a Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II drive would fit?

Also wondering what software i can use to create an image to transfer to the new drive. Cheers

Mick
 

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Hi,

Just wondering if there are any guides for swapping a HDD in a macbook? Ive recently bought one and im wondering if a Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 10000RPM SATA-II drive would fit?

If it's the 2.5" version, it should. Check out these instructions.


Also wondering what software i can use to create an image to transfer to the new drive. Cheers

Mick

Try SuperDuper!. Hook up the new drive with a SATA/PATA to USB adapter. Then simply clone the old drive to the new and swap positions.
 
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Raffaz,

The drive will fit if you remove it from the cradle it comes in, BUT... I recently read an article in a PC magazine that said the VelociRaptor should definitely not be removed from it's cradle to install it in a laptop - that would cause overheating and destroy the drive.

Before you do buy one for your Macbook, I'd suggest that you contact WD tech support and ask their advice.

Noel
 
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If it's the 2.5" version, it should. Check out these instructions.




Try SuperDuper!. Hook up the new drive with a SATA/PATA to USB adapter. Then simply clone the old drive to the new and swap positions.
Cheers for the info.
Raffaz,

The drive will fit if you remove it from the cradle it comes in, BUT... I recently read an article in a PC magazine that said the VelociRaptor should definitely not be removed from it's cradle to install it in a laptop - that would cause overheating and destroy the drive.

Before you do buy one for your Macbook, I'd suggest that you contact WD tech support and ask their advice.

Noel
Never noticed it was 15mm in height. Guess il have to go for the Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 7200RPM SATA-II 16MB Cache instead.
 
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Well its worked a treat, im now running off my 320Gb drive. Cheers for the advice.:)
 
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I would use G-TECH G-DRIVE - Q 250GB 7200 RPM 3.5" USB 2.0. It's amazing, and a lot of other Mac users use it as well. All for an amazing price of $189.99. If you'd like to check it out just click here.
 
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I would use a Hitachi myself.
 

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