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Old 03-03-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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It looks like time I upgraded the hard drive on my MacBook Pro 17" Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa). I'm thinking of getting one of these.

Any comments or suggestions - other than it looks like a difficult operation to replace the hard drive in one of these.

   
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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It looks like time I upgraded the hard drive on my MacBook Pro 17" Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa). I'm thinking of getting one of these.

Any comments or suggestions - other than it looks like a difficult operation to replace the hard drive in one of these.
I'll be interested to hear how you go with this, because I'm going to run out of space on mine in the not too distant future, so will be looking to do the same.

   
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The crunch has come because I want to install some Windows-only software - and that means installing Windows XP. There's only 10GB of spare space on this drive and I suspect that might be a bit of a squeeze.

   
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Looks good to me. I found instructions here:

http://www.oscot.com/apple/replacing...cbook-pro.html

and here:
http://www.oscot.com/mac-os-x/clonin...-mac-os-x.html

The physical operation appears to be a real PITA, much more involved than the typical Windows machine I work on.
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It looks like time I upgraded the hard drive on my MacBook Pro 17" Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz (Santa Rosa). I'm thinking of getting one of these.

Any comments or suggestions - other than it looks like a difficult operation to replace the hard drive in one of these.
Does Apple have authorized services in Wales? If so, you could call and see what they would charge to install the drive for you. (Probably doesn’t need to be an authorized service center, but it would be helpful to find someone who is used to the tiny space in a Mac laptop.)

   
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If you don't need a lot of room for the software/data itself, 4gb should be plenty of room for a Windows XP install. I have a VM or two that size and still have a GB or so left after installing Windows, Office and other bits.

   
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