Hardware :: Replacing Hard Drive - Any Stock Model With Good Speed

Jan 31, 2009

I have an old white Macbook, the 512 Ram, 60 GB Hard drive model, 2.0 Ghz. I'm currently upgrading my Ram to 2 Gb, can anyone recommend a relatively inexpensive model replacement for the stock drive with good speed. I'm currently shopping on Newegg and I have no idea what I am looking for.

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PowerPC :: What Is Stock Hard Drive Speed Of G4

Jan 24, 2009

I am wondering what was the stock hard drive speed of my PowerBook G4 12" (specs in signature). I am asking for the speed of the 80 GB ATA/100 HDD this shipped with.

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MacBook :: Replacing Hard Drive - Speed Compatibility

Aug 27, 2009

I own a 1st generation MacBook Core Duo (black) with 80GB Fujitsu at 1.5 Gigabit/s. I want to replace this with a compatible hard drive. Will this - Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD3200BEVT 320GB 5400 RPM 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - work in my laptop? I notice that it has a 3.0Gb/s speed versus my current Fujitsu 1.5Gb/s. I'm using Tiger, if this matters.

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MacBook Pro :: Cloning Stock Hard Drive?

Jan 1, 2010

sorry if this has been asked; I tried searching.Anyway, I just bought a larger capacity hard drive and am not sure how to copy the stock 160GB 5400RPM one.Do I need to have some sort of connection to the new hard drive?Is there any way to copy it without having to buy some kind of peripheral?I also have an external hard drive.Would my best bet be just backing everything up and just set up the hard drive as new and just restoring everything??

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OS X :: Stock Mac Hard Drive Desktop Icon

Jul 18, 2010

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Mac Pro :: Replace New 3TB Internal Hard Drive With Original Stock HDD?

Jun 16, 2012

my old stock HD capacity is so small. and i want to upgrade/swtich to new 3TB ATA hard drive? it's possible?no issue with intel mac pro 2008? stock HD located in BAY#1  can i upgrade with new high capacity one? how to upgrade? step by step? do i have to move all content frm stock HD to new HD? and how? do i have to upgrade install new HD with disc utility ? how to change? 

Mac Pro 8core, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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Applications :: Recovery Speed Based On The Hard Drive Speed?

May 21, 2010

I'm using Data Rescue III on a USB powered hard drive with and it's taking a very long time with my iMac G5... It says 42,291 hours remaining (about 5 years) If I did it on my Mac Pro would it go faster, or is the recovery speed based on the hard drive speed?

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MacBook :: What To Do After Replacing Hard Drive?

Jan 11, 2009

My brother's MacBook's hard drive just died. He has a backup of all of his data. If I were to buy this, what do I do after installing the hard drive? We have the Leopard disks and everything.

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OS X :: Replacing Hard Drive - No OS Disks

Apr 14, 2009

I am wanting to replace the hard drive in my macbook but I don't have the os disks that came with the computer (I've recently moved and they're beyond lost). I've read where apple can send me replacements (I assume I'd have to pay for them). Can I get the leopard upgrade and use that, or it just that, an upgrade and I need osx already on the computer. I don't care about backing up anything, as theres nothing on it of any importance, all my music and photos are on an external hard drive.

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PowerPC :: Replacing Hard Drive On G5 - How To Take It Out

Jun 20, 2009

I just need help trying to take out this darn hard drive. It won't come out. There are two hard drives in my G5 right now, I'm trying to pull both of them out. I tried to do the bottom one first, didn't work. Tried the top one, didn't work. I'm stumped, and I tried my hardest to take them out. I followed these instructions:

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MacBook Pro :: Replacing The Hard Drive?

May 16, 2012

I am going to be replacing the hard drive on a macbook pro that went crackle and fgave me the spinnign wheel of death before it totally went dead on me but i dont have the discs to reinstall the OS (and to be honest I forget what version it is) on this laptop but have the discs for my imac. Can I use these discs or do I need something else? I got this from a former roommate who upgraded to a newer macbook and was going to toss this so there are no discs for this macbook.  Totally at a loss here....not sure if the data is recoverable from the hard drive so need to know what my options are before I take it in for repair tomorrow....

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MacBook Pro :: Replacing Hard Drive With An Ssd

Jun 29, 2012

I just replaced the hard drive in my macbook pro 2011 with an agility 4 ssd. I was able to copy all of the information over to the new drive. However ever time I wake the system up from sleep it freezes. I get the pinwheel. I am forced to restart the computer to get it working.

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OS X :: Replacing Hard Drive From 160 To 500GB On MacBook

Feb 15, 2009

I do a lot of traveling and have a lot of video files that I like to take on the road with me. I saw a 500gb Western Digital 2.5 hard drive on Amazon.com and want to replace my 160gb hard drive with it. I have an external hard drive with time machine. Is there anyway to do this so that I do no have to re-install everything?

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PowerPC :: Replacing IMac G3 Hard Drive?

Aug 29, 2007

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MacBook :: Replacing Hard Drive - How Does It Perform

May 20, 2009

The hard drive in my MacBook is turning 3 years old, and weird noises are being emitted from it, which means, the hard drive is on it's last legs. The stock Apple hard drive was an 80GB. Specs of the MacBook are in the sig. I was thinking to myself, why not take this as an opportunity to get a much larger hard drive for not that much money. So I came across this:
Question is, would it fit the MacBook White from 2007, and how does it perform?

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MacBook Pro :: Replacing Hard Drive - 7200 RPM

Jun 22, 2009

I'm thinking of getting a refurb MBP but they come with a 5400rpm hard drive and I want a 7200rpm. Does anyone about how easy it is to replace the internal hard drive in a MBP and how much it would cost?

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OS X :: Replacing Hard Drive In UMBP 13 - Torx 6 Not Fit?

Aug 25, 2009

I have a problem which I couldn't solve for quite a while now. I bought a new WD Scorpio Blue 500 GB for my uMBP 13. I can't, however, figure out which screwdriver I need for those mounting screws that have to be removed in order to change the drives. I first bought a Torx 6 (Black & Decker TX 6) which is too big. I then ordered both a Torx 4 and Torx 5 from eBay. They are both too small... So what is wrong here? anyone had the same problem? Or any alternative solutions w/o using a Torx driver?

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OS X :: Replacing MacBook Hard Drive - Nothing On Display

Dec 28, 2009

I recently thought it would be a smart idea to volunteer to replace the failing HDD on my friend's Macbook (white, late '07 model), since she could get a higher capacity than 120GB this way, as opposed to getting a replacement at the Genius Bar. I went on ifixit.com, since I was able to change a couple of components on my 1st generation Macbook Pro without much trouble, and followed the guide step by step. Now, I am no rookie with this stuff. I even used to work at an Apple store, but as a specialist, not a genius. However, when I did everything (and it would seem that the installation itself was done properly), the computer screen would remain off once I booted the computer.

I tried changing it back to its original drive to see if I could at least get it to boot, but the same thing happened. Nothing on the display. I tried starting up while pressing C to run from the Snow Leopard disc, I tried starting up while pressing Option, I tried everything I can think of. I am running out of options and I have no clue what to do. Is there something I should have done before putting in the drive? Does anyone know what could be done, aside from taking it to the store and paying the $200 for an HDD replacement? (my former co-workers at the GB seem to be MIA for this).

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OS X :: Replacing MB Hard Drive And Backup Restore

Feb 24, 2010

So I've come to the realization that I need a bigger HD in my MB. I'm a little confused on how to go about doing it though. If I use Super duper and put a backup of my existing HD onto an external HD. How do I restore it after the new HD and clean install of SL is done? Do I just download the super duper app again and use it to restore from the external HD?

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MacBook :: Replacing Hard Drive - Will It Fit Properly?

Jun 20, 2010

I want to buy this hard drive and pop it into my MacBook (current revision)

1. Will replacing the hard drive myself void the warranty?
2. Will this hard drive fit properly in my computer?

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IMac PPC :: Replacing Internal Hard Drive (1.5 GB)

Feb 14, 2012

I need to replace the hard drive to my iMac 1.8 GHz, PPC G5.Would an external drive be too slow to run the OS? If I do replace the internal drive with another internal model, proper dimensions/specs for this model iMac?I've been given various, conflicting information.Do I need to use a 1.5 GB/S drive or can I get a faster drive? It is hard to find a 1.5 GB/S drive.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Intel Mac :: Cloning And Replacing Hard Drive

Mar 10, 2012

I have an IMac 20 inch 2007 model. I have filled my hard drive up. I would like to clone and replace the hard drive?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Replacing Hard Drive On A 2009

Mar 31, 2012

What is the easiest way to replace the internal hard drive on a 2009 iMac? I've got 320 gb of space and only a few gb left.I'd like to upgrade to 500 gb or more.I don't want to take the computer apart myself, I don't think.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook :: Replacing A Dead Hard Drive?

May 1, 2012

I have removed the 2.5" Hard Drive from my better half's  2006 Macbook and looking at the Seagate I got to replace it the power pins don't appear to line up.  

I can't see deep into where it seats. Do you have to replace the HDD with specific makes of 2.5" HDD?

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Hardware :: Replacing Power Mac G5 Hard Drive And Initialization

Jul 13, 2007

I just recently got a Power Mac G5 (June 2004 model) from a family member, but I want to replace the hard drive with a new one. I understand I can use just about any SATA drive I'm looking to replace the old one with about 1TB of space, but how to I initialize it once I physically install it, and will I lose the basic programs, such as safari, iLife, iPhoto, etc? I know I'll lose the loaded data such as pics and music. I'm still a bit of a novice when it comes to the macs.

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OS X :: Where To Backup Data Before Replacing Macbook Hard Drive

Dec 21, 2010

I was going to get a 500GB hard drive to replace my 160GB hard drive in my white macbook. I was wondering where's the best place to backup the data online before changing it out? Carbonite?

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Applications :: Retrieve ILife After Replacing Hard Drive

Jan 15, 2009

hi there, I have iLife '06 that came on my macbook when i bought it mid 2007, but now, as you might have read in another post, I dropped my macbook and i might need to replace the hard drive. So if that is the option I have to take, how do I get iLife back once I have reinstalled the OS? Surely I don't have to purchase it?

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MacBook Pro :: Replacing Mid-2009 15" Hard Drive?

Jul 8, 2009

I swapped my hard disk on the above mentioned machine and it won't boot. When I turn the machine on it tells me that there is no bootable disk. I have previously booted from the disk via usb, so i know there is a bootable partition on it. I swapped back the original drive and it boots up fine. Why wont the external drive boot when run internally?

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MacBook :: Replacing Hard Drive - How To Wipe It Clean

Sep 15, 2009

After seeing the system requirements for Windows 7, I decided to upgrade to a larger hard drive later this week. I plan on giving my old 160 gig drive to a friend who uses Windows but I want to wipe it clean first. Do I insert my Leopard disc and use disk utility to reformat?

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Hardware :: Replacing Internal Hard Drive G4 IMAC?

Oct 12, 2008

My hard drive was going out on my older G4 Imac so I took it out and replaced with a new drive. Prior to removing the older defective drive I backed everything up on an external drive.

*I assumed I could just format the new drive and then reinstall the original OSX disks and then drag over the backup files and live happily ever after!

Problem #1: mac starts up but flashes a question mark. I insert the backup/restore disks that came with the computer (6 gray discs). This is not correct I see.

Problem #2: I am not 100% the drive I have is the right one (see below for all details). I may need a different connector? I ran the diagnostic cd that came with it and the new hard drive shows up and it says it's OK. NO other problems on the test.

Problem #3: I think the drive will/can only access 128GB of the new 200GB hard drive? if so, does this mean it will not work without an card or it will just not see/read the other storage?

Problem #4: Are the restore disks NOT the OS to reinstall? or was this on the internal hard drive already from the factory pre-loaded?

Someone said I would have to have someone make me a bootable OSX install and connect via external drive to start and then format the new drive and then re-install the OS somehow. I have been racking my brain trying all options and researching online all weekend!!

*Please let me know what the options are to fix this situation.


G4 iMac
Power PC M8535LL/A
800 Mhz.
512 MB.SD Ram
OSX 10.4.11

Original Drive:

4D060H3 60GB
5400 2mb.

New drive:

3.5" ATA/100 EIDE
7200 RPM 8Mb.
*includes Ultra ATA interface cable
(ASSY, ATA133,ROHS cable)


Pre-Installed MacOS: 9.2.2 & X 10.1.2 Maximum Mac OS: X 10.4.11

Details:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11. Mac OS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode

Details:This model is capable of booting in MacOS 9 and using MacOS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

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