MacBook :: How To Swap HDD

Nov 17, 2009

Ive got two hard drives, a 250g and 500g.

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MacBook Pro :: Add Ram And Swap Hdd?

Apr 14, 2010

I still have the older style 2008 LED MBPs where you have to remove the top of the laptop with jewelers screwdrivers and whip out the torx screwdrivers to replace the hard drive. Ram is easy on the older laptops.

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MacBook Pro :: Need Hot-swap With Old HDD Into A New Unibody?

Aug 25, 2010

A replacement to my girlfriend's pre-unibody 2.5Ghz (4,1 with the 8600GT) macbook pro is soon to arrive (thanks Applecare) and I'm really hoping I can just "hot-swap" the old (but newish) 500GB 7200 rpm HDD (bootcamp partitioned ) into the new unibody replacement. Does anybody think this will work? Will there be EFI/hardware issues?

FYI (this is due to 4 ongoing graphics/screen issues)

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MacBook Air :: 3rd Party SSD Swap?

Mar 6, 2008

Anyone know of any 3rd party SSD (solid state drives) available that will fit the Air?? I was hoping to get a 32GB SSD for a good price & do the swap myself. I dont need much internal space & use my server for all my big files over 802.11n, so I cant justify paying Apple $1K just for the option of the SSD.

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MacBook :: 2.4 2GB Ram Swap Into 2.1 1GB Ram - Will It Work

Jan 8, 2009

I just upgraded my 2GB ram to 4GB with Crucial sticks. I want to give my old 1GB(x2) sticks to my friend with another Macbook. He has a Macbook with 1GB installed from the factory, two 512 sticks.

I can't see that there would be a problem, I just wanted a second opinion from those who are sure or who have done it. I know he doesn't have Leopard, if that matters.

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MacBook :: How To Swap Hdd On New WhiteBook

Apr 14, 2009

My new whitebook is on order and I'm getting ready for when it arrives. The plan is to swap out the hard drive from my old whitebook (late 2006), but I'm unsure on a couple of points. My current drive is a 250g SATA with a 170g boot partition and an 80g BootCamp partition.

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MacBook Pro :: Crashed Hdd During Swap?

Jul 22, 2009

I had an Apple "Genius" swap a hard drive from a MacBook 13" to a MacBook Pro 13". When I got it back, the hard drive was unreadable. The "Genius" said that he did nothing wrong and the problem was that the Hitachi hard drive from the MacBook was incompatible with the new MacBook Pro. My original MacBook was purchased in May 2009 and exchanged for the MacBook Pro in July 2009. When I booted the MacBook Pro from the installer disk, and launched Disk Utilities, my internal hard drive was blank/unformatted. How could the Genius destroy my hard drive just by swapping from one MacBook to another?

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MacBook Pro :: Swap Harddrives Between Two?

Feb 12, 2012

I own a Macbook Pro 15' (early 2011) and my wife has a 17' MBP (Late 2011). She's about to go on an extended trip, and so we've talked about swapping laptops, as mine is a little more beat up already, is lighter and has a resolution that she prefers (1680 vs 1920). We've both got the high-end machines with upgraded GPUs (6750 and 6770). 

To accomplish the swap, would it be possible and or advisable to simply swap harddrives between the machines? Are there any troubles that I might run into from doing this? We both have bootcamp partitions for gaming.

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MacBook Pro :: Use SWAP Memory When RAM Is Available

Dec 3, 2014

I am using the 13" MacBook Pro (Late 2011) with latest version of OSX Yosemite (10.10.1) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. 

The Activity Monitor shows 7.2GB Physical Memory usedBut, it also shows virtual memory used 9GB and, SWAP memory used 38MB 

This usually happens towards the end of the day and during this time, I can also hear the processor sound as if there is too much of load / processing going on. 

The system also responds very slowly. So far, I haven't experienced any system hang up issues but would like to know about the resolution before I start experiencing the system hang up and other issues. 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10), upgraded to 8GB RAM

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MacBook :: Swap RAM Modules Between Two Systems?

Sep 1, 2010

I have 2 1GB sticks left over after updating my 2.2GHZ Macbook's RAM to 4GB. My friend wants my old RAM modules, but his macbook is the black one from 2006. Will this RAM work in his blackbook?

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MacBook :: Swap Is 5mb/64mb - What Does That Number Indicate?

Apr 21, 2009

Why would my computer page out if I have 400 mb of RAM free? My swap is 5mb/64mb, what does that number indicate? Also, my page in is 162,080 page out 25.

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MacBook Pro :: HDD Swap In 13" Unibody?

Nov 19, 2009

I tried to swap the preinstalled harddrive with my own 320GB Segate and that didn't go down well with the Macbook. I've changed back to 160GB and everything work fine now.

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MacBook Pro :: Swap 5400RPM HDD With 7200RPM HDD?

Aug 4, 2010

I have a year old 15' MBP, with a 2.66GHz C2D, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB 5400RPM drive. I just purchased a 250GB Seagate 7200RPM drive which I use in an external enclosure for my Time Machine. I have no complaints for my computer being terribly slow, but I was wondering if I would get a significant boost from having the 7200RPM drive in my MBP. Before anyone recommends that I get a SSD, I do plan on buying one once prices keep dropping. Right now $1600 for a 480GB OWC SSD is a little steep for me.

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MacBook :: Swap The Data (completely) Between Two?

Apr 9, 2012

I am trying to swap my computer with my mums as hers is newer and has more memory; and I have run out! Is it possible to do this without losing everything?


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MacBook Pro :: Can Swap Hard Drives From One To Another

Jun 28, 2012

My old model A1150 has a very nice 750 MB hard drive (with all my files on it). I just bought a somewhat newer MBP with a 200 GB HD.Can I just swap the hard drives? Any trick to it? One has Snow Leopard, the other just Leopard. 

MacBook Pro A1150, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2 GB Ram, using FCE 4

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MacBook Air :: How To Create Swap Partition

Jun 26, 2014

I am very new to MAC OS and I have VMWare installed on my MAC upon VMware running window7.

And I am using Macbook Air with 8GB RAM the problem is I am running low RAM space and due to this system gets hugs all times. 

Rather than upgrading to new lappy just wanted to enquiry is there a chance to create a swap partition ?

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MacBook Pro :: Unibody With White - Swap Keys?

Sep 12, 2010

I think that the unibody Macbook Pro would look sweet if it had white keys. I already own a wireless Apple keyboard, so I was thinking, would it be possible to swap the keys? Has anyone ever done/tried this?

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MacBook :: Black / White Key Compatibility - Possible To Swap?

Jan 12, 2009

I have had my alum Macbook since its release, and have a personal preference issue about the black keys. Since 08 I have loved my slim IMac chicklet keyboard with the white keys, so much so that I purchased an apple bluetooth keyboard to type on for long typing excursions. I had the bluetooth keyboard right up against my Macbook and realized that the layout, size and shape of the keys were identical. I love the white keys simply for the contrast of the black letters on the white chicklets. I also hate how the keys are getting shiny black, just kinda feels cheap. I should try to swap the keys on these units? I would love the white keys on my macbook, but I am not sure if they attach the same. I don't have the backlit keys, so I wouldn't loose anything.

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MacBook :: HDD Swap - Reboot From Time Machine

Jan 17, 2009

my Macbook has finally kicked the bucket, it's been only working on mains power for sometime now and now when I boot up the only thing that appears on screen is a grey screen with a ? in the middle. I'm out of warranty so Apples no use here. I'm pretty sure the HDD is gone as I've put in the reboot disk and the HDD doesn't appear in startup disk. Is it possible to swap out the Macbook HDD for say this [URL] and then reboot from my time machine?

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MacBook Pro :: Swap Hard Drives Between Different Systems

Jun 22, 2009

I just got a unibody 17''. Can I swap the hard drive in it with a 15'' Santa Rosa MBP? Just to save time installing everything plus the 15'' has a newish 7200 rpm hard drive. I noticed the trackpad System Preference is different between MBPs so I'm wondering what else is different.

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MacBook :: Swap Backspace - Shift Keys?

Jul 23, 2009

Suddenly my backspace button has stopped working. Restarting or running Windows XP doesn't help a thing. Is it possible to use the right shift button as a backspace-button, you know changing what the keys do. It's quite irritating not being able to delete stuff. What I'd like: To use my right shift key instead of the backspace.

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OS X :: Hard Drive Swap From Mac Mini To MacBook Pro?

Oct 6, 2009

thinking of relegating my mini to HTPC and buying a new base model 15" MacBook Pro. As both these systems have essentially the same hardware, including 9400M graphics, can I just swap the hard drives so my current 7200rpm mini drive goes into the new MacBook Pro, and the new, unused, 5400 rpm drive comes out of the Pro and into the mini?

Any reason this wouldn't work? I just think it would take a lot of time to back everything up to Time Capsule and then fresh install both hard drives.

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MacBook :: Swap Hard Drives With Out Reinstalling OS

Oct 26, 2009

I've never done this before, but I'm curious if I was to swap the hard drive from my macbook and my macbook pro if they would still boot and operate as normal?I'm plenty capable of taking them apart, I just would like to know if I can save myself the time of reinstalling the OS by just swapping the drives.

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PowerPC :: Can I Swap RAM Into A 2006 Macbook Core Duo

Jan 25, 2010

is the RAM from the older iBook working with the newer Macbook?

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MacBook :: Swap Hard Drive From UMB To Old Blackbook?

Mar 6, 2010

My wife uses our old intel blackbook from 3 � yrs ago, still running Tiger with a 120GB HDD and 2GB RAM. I'm upgrading her to snow leopard, and I am wondering if I can swap my 250GB HDD in my unibody macbook into her blackbook, and buy a 320GB 7200 rpm drive for my UMB. I use more memory than she does, and I would love a snappier drive in the 7200. Both of our current macbooks are 13" and both drives are 5400 rpm drives. This is the best deal I've found on the drive I want.

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MacBook Pro :: Want To Swap The Stock Hdd With A WD Scorpio 640/500gb?

Apr 15, 2010

anyone know if there will be any conflicts if i intend to swap the stock hdd with a WD scorpio 640/500gb on the new macbook pro?

anyone tried it yet?

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MacBook Pro :: Swap Hard Drives - Software To Use?

Apr 21, 2010

I have two Macs:1. MBP i7 - Hitachi HTS545050B9SA02 500gb (5400rpm)2. MacMini 2.0 C2D - WDC WD3200BEKT 320gb (7200rpm)Software I use: Logic Pro, Adobe, Bootcamp, and Gaming..According to the below benchmarks, the WDC scores 494, while the Hitachi scores 346.

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MacBook Pro :: Limiting Size Of VM Swap Files Possible?

Jun 13, 2010

I have the new 15" with SSD (80 GB Intel) and HDD (500 GB). I have put System and Apps on the SSD, while the user's home directory is on the HDD. So far so good, performance is great. But I have run into the problem of getting the "Memory on the startup disk is too small" warning twice. That's a pretty unpleasant experience, with apps freezing etc. Of course, nominally my startup disk (the SSD) is far from full, since the apps occupy maybe 30 GB and the System maybe 15. I should have over 30 GB of available disk space. So what happened? I found out that the culprit is virtual memory. Somehow my system at some point thought that it needed a lot of VM (around 40 GB), and the VM daemon started writing swap files (up to 40 of them!) on the startup volume, until it got full. After quitting some apps, somehow the situation gets corrected and the system automatically reduces the number of the swap files again.

What are my options to keep this unpleasant problem from occurring again in the future? Here are the ones I can think of:
1. Move the VM directory to HDD. I don't like to do this because it would significantly hurt performance.
2. Create an additional partition (~10-20 GB or so) on the SSD, then move the VM directory to that partition. This way, I always know the max. size of VM and I won't be surprised. Disadvantages: I will need to repartition the SSD and re-install system and all apps. And I may be wasting precious space on the SSD.
3. The ideal solution would be an option in the VM daemon to limit the total VM size. I have perused the man pages, but I can only see an option to set the size of each individual swap file, not the overall VM size.

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MacBook :: Possible To Swap Out HD For Something Faster With Bigger Memory?

May 18, 2012

I have a late 2006 MacBook with 120 GB of memory. Is it possible to swap out the hard drive for something faster, with bigger memory?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Physically Swap Hard Drives From One Pro To Another?

Jun 21, 2012

How do I "Physically" swap my hard drive from my old mac to my new macbook pro Mid 2012?I know how to swap them easily enough but when I do this I turn on the new mac and all I get is a "Circle with a line through it"

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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