just ordered a WD 500gb internal for my MBP.

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  1. Lit Wick87

    Lit Wick87 This wave of guilt is drowing me OT Supporter

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    After I install it in do I just pop in the leopard disk and let it do its thing?
     
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    go into disk utility and make sure you format the drive first :big grin:
     
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    You could use SuperDuper and just image your old drive to the new :dunno:


    Assuming you have the cables.
     
  4. Lit Wick87

    Lit Wick87 This wave of guilt is drowing me OT Supporter

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    will disk utility be accessible when I put in the leopard disk? or should I format before installing the drive?

    I also ordered an enclosure for my old HDD. I dont want to image this drive either way new install FTW.
     
  5. Lit Wick87

    Lit Wick87 This wave of guilt is drowing me OT Supporter

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    damn looks like I need to order special screwdrivers? fucking apple sometimes...
     
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    yeah you need a T8 torx bit.....and Disk Utility is an option when the computer reboots after you insert Leopard.
     
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    Just installed a 500gb in my MBP last week. Used SuperDuper and only problem I ran into was making the disk the Boot-disk. Think that was due to me messing around with Bootcamp right before though.



    I just used the USB/SATA cable and it worked just fine the two times I've upgraded my HD. Guess I could get an enclosure for the 250gb drive I'm taking out.
     
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    Special screwdrivers you can get at home depot for a few dollars. I use my torx set all the time.
     
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    x2... Harbor freight, pick up a set of jewlers drivers. They come in handy
     
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    If you can find a flat head screwdriver that will fit, it will work too.

    Make sure you format the hard drive when you pop the leopard disk in.
     
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    plugged my old HD into a USB cradle and it auto ghosted itself to the new 500gb hd.
     
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    My 500gb is almost full.

    they need a 1TB laptop drive :wtc:
     
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    Lit Wick87 This wave of guilt is drowing me OT Supporter

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    I had to do the same thing. Home Depot is your friend on that one.
     
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    do they make them yet?
     
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    send it my way.... Im looking for a good deal on a 500 right now :)
     
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    I went with a 320gb cause it was 7200 rpm. :run:
     
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    I thought the 500gb at 5400 are still just about as fast as the smaller 7200s because of the platter density.
     
  21. Lit Wick87

    Lit Wick87 This wave of guilt is drowing me OT Supporter

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    I went for size > speed

    stock drive was 5400 and this one can also playback 720p files and that is about as intense as i get, so far so good.
     
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    I do too much graphics stuff. Besides, this macbook is pretty much a desktop, so I have two external HDs for it.

    Probably upgrade my other macbook with a 500gb drive soon though.
     
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    im about to order a new internal drive, is it worth it to get a 7200 rpm drive? im working with a macbook.

    I mostly just watch movies, listen to music, surf the internet, and LR and PS for photog.
     
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    If you're caught between the 320gb 7200 and a 500gb 5400, I've honestly heard that the 5400rpm 500gbs are VERY close in speed to the 7200rpm 320s, so I plan to just go for the 500; give myself a bigger bootcamp partition and more room for media.
     
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    thats good to know. I also see the OWC has a 500 gb 7200 rpm drive coming soon :eek3:

    its only $160 too :bowdown:
     

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