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    Default Just replaced the HD in my MBP!

    What a great decision that was! I swapped out my 160gb 5400 HD that came with my MBP with a 750gb 7200 HD. Took about 3 hours to clone the new HD from my old one, and took less than 10 minutes to do the physical swap out! Now I can have all my music on my computer and do away with the external HD i was using for my music. I am still running a weekly backup of my music and taking my external to gigs with me just incase anything happens to my computer I can just burn some CDs with my latest music...

    With the new HD i think my computer is running a lot better, not that it was bad before, but it just seems faster.

    Just thought I would share, its a simple upgrade, and fairly cheap as well. Total cost was $112 and that included shipping of everything needed.

    $89 - Seagate 750GB Momentus Mobile Hard Drive - 750GB, 2.5", 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA (TMD-750AS)

    $13 - Sabrent EC-UST25 Hard Drive Enclosure - 2.5" SATA to USB 2.0

    $9 - two day shipping

    All from Tiger Direct.

    If anyone wants the link to the directions I used let me know!
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    i could be tempted to do this! it does seem easy enough!
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    yeah, all you need is a way to clone it and then a torx wrench and then bam youre done.
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    PeeGate?.......
    they make okay drives but are still behind Western Digital
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    no momentus xt? those things are REALLY fast. I've got one in my hp envy now and its a rocket of a drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by djnesquigs View Post
    yeah, all you need is a way to clone it and then a torx wrench and then bam youre done.
    this is really easy with SuperDuper. And its free!

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDup...scription.html

    and the T6 torx wrench is needed for the screws that are on the actual drive just incase anyone is wondering.
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    i was thinking of using the WD Black 750GB 7.2K rpms for my MBP. this is one thing I love about the macs is cloning my HD and mouting it.
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    i´m gonna wait till i saved enough to purchase a ssd + 720gb hdd...replacing my dvd drive. oh that will be awsome
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuzicFreq View Post
    PeeGate?.......
    they make okay drives but are still behind Western Digital
    This is actually very misleading information dude.

    I did exactly what Lance did a few months ago with a WD Scorpio Blue. I have always used Western Digital HDs and have always had good results.

    It was an unmitigated disaster.

    There has been a HUGE amount of people with issues with the Scorpio Blue HDs and Macs (Unibody around 2009). Its well documented on their forums.

    I tried numerous times to get the HD working even installing nothing else but Snow Leopard... I suffered whats called the Rainbow Circle of Death or Beachballing when attempting to do anything.

    I swapped the drive for the exact model that Lance has and its done 3 x 5h hour gigs every week for months without a single hic up.

    Bizarrely enough my pal used the same WD HD in his older Mac and it worked fine but its not a Mac issue. The WD forum is full of people having issues.

    btw - i did my swap/back up with Time Machine and Migration Assistant. Flawless.

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