MacBook Pro :: Put Old Hard Drive In New System?

Dec 25, 2009

I tried searching for info about this, but didn't come up with anything. My company just purchased me a new macbook pro, the 2.26 stock model. I recently bought a 500GB 7200rpm drive, so when the new machine arrived I just swapped out the stock drive with my 500GB. The 500GB has a relatively fresh install of Snow Leopard. Everything is running pretty well, although I feel like I'm seeing a little more sluggishness in some apps (Aperture, for one) than I expected. It's pretty impressive that an OSX boot disk can boot any mac, but I wonder if there's anything I ought to do�preference files I should delete, for example�to make sure that the OS and the new mac are in sync.

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OS X :: Hard Drive Not Recognized By System - Hard Drive Not Formatted

Jul 20, 2009

I've just got a new external HD, but it's not being recognised by Mac OS X (10.5.7). I assumed it was because it was in a Windows format, so booted Windows, but it then turned out it wasn't formatted at all. What is the easiest way to make this an HFS+ (the Mac OS extended format), and how do I do it as I can't see it anywhere on the Mac (including Disk Utility)?

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MacBook Pro :: Copy System To New Hard Drive?

Oct 2, 2010

I just upgraded my HD on my new MBP13.

I upgraded it from 250GB to a 500GB 7200RPM WD Scorpio Black. However the noise was definitely noticeable for me and I have changed it back to the 250 5400RPM GB Seagate Momentus. Sucks to have lost the money

Now the thing is I need 500 GB and I want it to be a internal hard disk. I was thinking about buying 500 GB 5400RPM Scorpio Blue or a Seagate 5400RPM Momentus. Not decided yet(any recommendation?).
The problem is though I want to begin using my system. I want to install programs etc. Is there an easy way to copy the whole system to the new hard drive when it arrives?

I have another (windows) pc with an external NFTS disk.

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MacBook :: Swapping Hard Drive From Old To New System

Mar 14, 2009

If I swap my hard drive from an old macbook (with ilife 08) into a new macbook, can I use the new macbook's OS discs to upgrade to ilife 09?

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MacBook :: Where Is Hard Drive Space In A System

Aug 21, 2010

I got a 2007 white MacBook, and I only have about 4GB HD space left. And that's after I did some emergency clearing out. It's obvious I need a new one, or to clear out more. I'm thinking both.I just got the free version of CleanMyMac, is that a good program to clear my HD out with?And, if I only want a drive that's 200GB-300GB, how much will a reliable one run me? I've seen 1TB drives for ?70, but I'm not sure if they're the right size for the MB.

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Jun 27, 2014

My MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo) no longer recognizes it's hard drive. Placing a different hard drive doesn't work.

It won't boot off the system DVD.

It does power up, but all I get is the gray screen with the flashing question mark.

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MacBook :: Hard Drive Replacement For Mid 2009 System

Sep 11, 2009

I know I need a Phillips 00 Screwdriver but what screwdriver do I need to remove the hard drive shielding. I googled the topic but I kept getting conflicting information. Some people say I need a Torox T6 screwdriver while others say I need a T8 or does it really matter.

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MacBook Pro :: New Hard Drive Make System Slower

Mar 5, 2010

I just upgraded my hard drive in my macbook pro to the 500 GIG western digital 7200 rpm drive. Now it seems like my systems is a bit slower that when the 200 gig drive was in it.

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MacBook Pro :: Compatibility Of Larger Hard Drive With System?

Jun 29, 2010

I'm thinking about getting a bigger internal HD for my 15 inch macbook pro. Currently 250GB, want 750gb. I have Macbook Pro 15 inch unibody A1286. Will it fit? And will there be more heat coming from a larger drive? If so is it advisable to avoid a larger drive because of heat issues?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Not Shown Under System Profiler?

Aug 14, 2010

New member. Just got myself a new MacBook pro i5 15' to replace my old MacBook. I noticed when I opened the system profiler under ATA it said no hard drive was present or selected or something to that effect. Everything is running beautifully on the machine but I was just curious why nothing showed up. Any ideas?

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MacBook Pro :: Can Backup System With Internal Hard Drive?

Aug 22, 2014

I want to download a new software for my mac but a message pops up and says it recommends i back up my files on time machine. Can you back up on an internal hard drive or do you need an external hard drive to do it?

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MacBook Pro :: System Hangs With Colossal Hard Drive Activity

Jan 12, 2011

Been having a problem with my MBP recently, it's the 2008 model btw. This happens like 3 or 4 times a day it usually starts with me trying to change spaces and nothing happening, and the dock won't pop up when I mouse over the bottom. After doing this for say 30 seconds or so the active app will freeze too. I'll still be able to move my mouse it becomes unresponsive. iStat menus tells me that the hard drive is reading and writing at like 5 or 6 Mbps, and the the dock is taking up 200 or Mbs of memory. all the while nothing is happening. after a minute or two it come back slowly like I'll be able to scroll very jumpily for a bit and then the dock'll pop up and I'll whizz round the spaces I keyed in etc.

This is starting to get really annoying, I've tried resetting PRAM and the SMC thing (or whatever they are, the things you do when you turn the laptop off) and repaired the permissions etc. The only thing I can think of doing is a complete reinstall, but that takes a fair amount of effort so I was wondering if you guys had any ideas what's going on. On a separate note my laptop also does this weird sleep thing when I close the lid, it goes to sleep, then comes on again and there's HD activity and then goes to sleep again and so on and so on. This is pretty irritating because the laptop's roasting hot if you leave it like this for a while and it drains the battery. Meaning I've got to shut it down completely if I want to put it in a bag to go somewhere.

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MacBook Pro :: Get Operating System Lion To Transfer Over To New Hard Drive

Jun 2, 2012

How do i get my operating system lion to transfer over to my new harddrive since i downloaded it through itunes.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Installed With Motion Sensor - System Slowed Down

Aug 20, 2010

I replaced the hd in my 13" macbook pro with a western digital blue, 500gb. My concern is that the computer is not as snappy as I think it should be. I understand that I might have installed a hard drive with a motion sensor and that the motion sensor of the hd may conflict with the motion sensor of the mac itself and that might be the source of the slowdown? If so, which sensor should I deactivate, the mac's of the hard drive's?

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MacBook Pro :: File System Formatter Failed On New Internal Hard Drive

Jun 26, 2014

my friend internal drive failed today and i got a new Seagate 500 sata to replace it 

1- boot from my usb stick OSX 10.9 installer, select Disk Utlity and create 1x partition Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and got an error: File system formatter failed

2- boot from CMD + R and had exactly the same problem

3- tried another used but good internal HD and same problem

4- used my other macbook Retina and start the setup connecting the new seagate w/ Apricorn SATA-USB and reboot after setup. working fine after boot

5- installed that new seagate w/ 10.9 installed and working from my MB retina in the defective MB 13 and NEW ERROR:

"SecurityAgent may only be invoked by Apple software".i replaced over 100x internal HD on Macbook computer in the last 10 years and NEVER see that problem..  

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OS X :: Way To Clear System Hard Drive?

Feb 3, 2010

I inserted the RESTORE CD and held the C key down. I get a message saying: This image has a missing or outdated checksum resource. Select another configuration. I want to clear the HD off so I can donate the computer, or dispose of it as the case may be. No idea what to do about this message.

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OS X :: Transfer Hard Drive From System To Another

Feb 7, 2010

I upgraded the hard drive in my 2006 model white MacBook. It now has a Western Digital WD3200BEVT... 320GB 5400rpm. I recently purchased a new 13 inch MacBook Pro, and would like to put the Western Digital hard drive in the new MacBook Pro. Both computers have Mac OS X 10.6.2 installed.My plan is to open the MacBooks and put the WD into the MBP. I'll boot from the reinstall disc that came with the MBP and install without formatting.

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OS X :: Old External Hard Drive Does Not Show In To A System?

Oct 17, 2010

I have an old external hard drive (5yrs) that I used on a G4. I tried to plug it into my 10.5.8 and it will not register. I tried it on 3 different computers. I am tiring to use it for work (school teacher). I have an older Mac at work that it did show up on so I can get the info off.

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OS X :: Hard Drive Icon Is Missing In My System

Feb 26, 2008

my hard drive icon disappeared from my desktop.My second internal hard drive icon is there, but not the main one.I've done every version of computer maintenance that I can think of and still no icon.Meanwhile, my computer is running fine, it just seems like impending doom is around the corner.

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OS X :: Way To Partitioned External Hard Drive In A System

Feb 10, 2009

After a couple of years of lurking around, searching for myself, I finally come out and ask for some help. My questions are intertwined, and I am unsure how to break up what into what. I am lost; forgive me my ignorance.The Scenario: I just got a Mac Box Set, and want to install Leopard.1. A new 400GB Passport. Existing 350GB--relatively new, getting a little glitchy. Only has copies of pix/video data on it.2. One MacMini, one Macbook Pro.3. Would like to backup bootable volumes for both macs.

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OS X :: Cannot Install Mac Operating System On New Hard Drive

May 6, 2009

Alright, so my hard drive died a week ago and I bought a new one. I am positive that I have installed it correctly. But when I run the install discs, after I choose english as the language, it says "Mac OS X cannot be installed on this computer". I am using the install discs that my macbook came with. I have tried following many online tutorials that involve partitioning and formatting but I can't seem to get it to work.

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OS X :: Using External Hard Drive File System?

Jul 2, 2009

Just a quick question regarding external hard drives.

Does it matter what file system the hard drive is set to for me to be able to transfer data between the uMBP and the hard drive?

Currently, my 1TB external hard drive is in NTFS, but i understand Mac use FAT32? (Please correct me if I'm wrong)

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PowerPC :: G4 Hard Drive Options In A System?

Mar 22, 2010

my aunt recently bought a Macbook because her 9 year old iMac g4's hard drive finally wore out. She is now giving it to me, which i plan to fix. The only problem is that she threw out the restore discs thinking she was just going to recycle the computer. I searched ebay and couldn't find any restore discs for iMac g4 for sale. There are powermac g4 discs, but I doubt that will work the same. So here is my problem. Do I wait for a set of restore discs to surface on ebay, or are there other means of restoring it.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Erase A Hard Drive From Within The System Itself?

Feb 1, 2012

I want to erase everything on my hard drive as I want to give it away to someone. It has Lion on it.  

I tried to erase using Disk Utility but the disks were grayed out. I have saved all the data on another disk so I can completely erase the drive.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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May 16, 2012

Any tips on how to get rid of all my data on hard drive before the recyler gets it? My system is 9.2 its an old g3 mac.

Mac OS 9.2.x, G3 tower

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OS X :: System Runs Slower When External Hard Drive On?

Aug 25, 2010

I've been using a LaCie Quadra 2TB Hard drive for a little over a month now.

I've been noticing in that time that whenever I have the HD mounted my system seems to run slower in that it has lots of sporadic hang ups. I get the spinning beachball in all sorts of programs from Safari to Microsoft Word.

I am of course assuming the Hard drive is to blame, so I was wondering:

Can running an external hard drive (for use with Time Machine and general storage) slow a system down (in particular applications)?

The hard drive is a 7200rpm drive and its connected via firewire 800 if that is of any importance.

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IMac :: Replaced System Also With Same Rumbling Hard Drive?

Aug 31, 2010

After replacing the first one due to a surprisingly noisy hard drive, and the replacement itself being returned due to having a massive hardware failure, I'm still not using the iMac I ordered over a month ago. Funny thing is, the second iMac had the same rumbling hard drive as the first which I was prepared to put up with. With no more than a few days of usage, it just stopped working. It's been over a week since the second was returned and the new one hasn't been shipped!

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IMac :: System Cannot Find Internal Hard Drive

Sep 21, 2010

My Imac cannot find its hard drive. When I turn it on it shows a folder with a blinking question mark. And even when I go to reinstall the software it can't find a destination. What can I do?

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Full - System Not Starting Up

Sep 8, 2007

Did a quick search and couldn't find anything. My HD in my powerbook and full and I can't seem to start up my powerbook because the hard drive is so full. Does anyone know a way to get the computer started up so I can free up some space in my hard drive? I also have an external HD if that is of any help.

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Applications :: External Hard Drive Set Up To Back Up My System

Sep 19, 2008

I have an Iomega UltraMax 750Gb External Hard Drive set up to back up my MacBook Pro. Time Machine uses this hard drive perfectly with no problems. However whenever I want to use the drive to move files around with XP the drive does not show up in my computer. XP recognizes the connection of the hard drive and shows the name of the hard drive connected to the computer when you look at the USB BUSes but still it is not in My Computer. I have everything up to date. I have even partitioned the External Hard Drive so part of it wasn't even touched by Time Machine. Is this a problem with Time Machine formatting my external hard drive to work only for Mac

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