TECH thinkiong about ungrading the hd in my mbp

dirteemac

hey, how are you?
Nov 14, 2001
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thinking about ungrading the hd in my mbp

my paltry 100gb hd just isn't cutting it anymore. I have a 320gig hd that I use for time machine, so I'm thinking about upgrading to at most a 320 gig internal one. I was wondering if I could restore my internal hd to factory settings so I can wipe any information on there that I would prefer to keep private before I take it somewhere and have it upgraded. Can I then restore it to how it is now once I get the new hard drive in via time machine?

thanks for reading.
 
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andymodem

Ambitious, but rubbish.
Oct 4, 2001
6,307
Baltimore, MD
Make sure you run Time Machine to get the most up to date backup done.

Install new hard drive yourself, and restore backup to new drive.
 
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dirteemac

dirteemac

hey, how are you?
Nov 14, 2001
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doing it yourself looks hard. I have the first gen intel mbp. I watched a video of some guy upgrading his hd and it took like an hour and there were like a million screws involved.
 

Raider007

om nom nom nom
Aug 26, 2002
17,721
Bay Area
ah... the first gens...
my dad has a first gen and you basically need to take the whole computer apart :rofl:

it's not that bad really once you get into it...
 

TheWeasel

ah... the first gens...
my dad has a first gen and you basically need to take the whole computer apart :rofl:

it's not that bad really once you get into it...

:werd: Just keep track of the screws and you'll be fine. You'll need a T6 torx and a small screwdriver.
 
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dirteemac

dirteemac

hey, how are you?
Nov 14, 2001
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got a new 500 gb installed today. it's like having a new computer again, literally. I got a fresh install of snow leopard on here but time machine is not doing it's job of restoring the computer to how it was originally.
 
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dirteemac

dirteemac

hey, how are you?
Nov 14, 2001
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I stand corrected! I guess I didn't follow the restore procedure the right way! My computer's back to the way it was just with a bigger hd. ALL HAIL TIME MACHINE!
 

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