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#17388 - 09/12/11 01:51 PM replacing hd in black early 2008 Macbook
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
the title pretty much says it! I'm replacing the hd in my black early 2008 MacBook 2.4 with a(n) Hitachi 500Gb 7200rpm drive. I am running Lion 10.7.1 and have CarbonCopyCloner available. I bought the kit with enclosure from OWC.

am I right in thinking I can clone the new hd in the enclosure and then swap the drives, or can I install the new drive, then clone from the old hd in the enclosure?

do I need to do anything differently with Lion? I have my Snow Leopard discs, but I do not have a Lion image.

thanks! grin
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#17389 - 09/12/11 04:54 PM Re: replacing hd in black early 2008 Macbook [Re: roger]
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Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
Either putting the new drive in the enclosure and cloning to it or putting the old drive in the enclosure and clonning fro it will work. I don't know of any gotchas with Lion.
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#17390 - 09/12/11 04:54 PM Re: replacing hd in black early 2008 Macbook [Re: tacit]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
awesome, thanks!!
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#17435 - 09/15/11 05:11 PM Re: replacing hd in black early 2008 Macbook [Re: roger]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
just to check in to say it all went very well. the hd swap couldn't be easier, and the cloning took about four hours, and all's well. the fans ran a bit fast for awhile, but they've settled down now. I still need to prune some things but having 500Gb to work with is nice!

thanks for your help, tacit!
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#17438 - 09/15/11 06:00 PM Re: replacing hd in black early 2008 Macbook [Re: roger]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> "...having 500Gb to work with is nice!"

How about the 7200rpm?

If it's an upgrade from 5400 I'm curious about how noticeable a difference it makes.


Edited by artie505 (09/15/11 06:02 PM)
Edit Reason: Cleanup
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#17443 - 09/16/11 05:09 AM Re: replacing hd in black early 2008 Macbook [Re: artie505]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
I haven't done any hd intensive stuff yet, but the whole thing seems a bit snappier. which is always good!
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