Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Naturally Baked, May 27, 2008.
Is it possible?
or atleast like 250-300?
The largest size on newegg is 320 GB laptop HDD although you might be able to find larger ones elseware.
would it void my apple warranty?
(only a few months left anyways)
it will not void the warranty...
I have a Western Digital Scorpio 320 GB in my Macbook... I love it...
Has your battery life decreased significantly?
i think everything over about 320g at the moment is slightly thicker than it should be, and therefore probably wont fit.. something to check...
It may or may not void your warranty, I upgraded mine and had a certified apple technician do it. If you do it yourself I think it may void it. Although they really have no way of knowing
theres a 500gb now available
he has a Pro. upgrading the HD is a bit more complicated than the Macbook.
Actually it increased... not much. but I can tell the difference
AHHH, I forgot about that...
It will void the warranty if you do it yourself. Although I really don't think they have a way of telling honestly. Just make sure if you ever send the notebook in for service you put the original HDD back in. Because they almost always replace the hard drive when it goes in for service. And they won't look what size you have in their, they'll just replace it with whatever the original came with.
It will void the warranty. If you have anything larger than 250 in there, they will know it didn't come stock that way, so if they notice a larger hard drive, they will know you opened it up.
where can u check when ur apple care expires?
Put a 250gb in mine. It isn't that difficult. It is a bit scary when you have to snap the case back together.
damn id like to bump my mbp hd to 320gb and my ram to 4gb
that would be a pretty significant couple of upgrades
There is no 'warranty void if removed' stickers at all? I might consider doing this although I still have 70GB free of my 120GB
There is no sticker, but Apple does not consider it a user upgradeable item like with RAM.
Ya I know that, just wanted to know if it was possible to do without them knowing.
I'd love to have a 320
If you have a 320 GB hard drive in there, they'll know since there is currently no option for a hard drive that size in any configuration. You could probably get away with a 250 depending on the model, or if they are really paying attention.
damn i just checked and i only have 13 GB's left on my HD out of 150. how much would it cost for an apple tech to do this? will they allow me to put in a much larger one?
I picked up a 320GB Western Digital Passport (portable 2.5" drive) at Costco for cheaper than I could have got just the drive on newegg. I cracked open the case and swapped the 320GB drive inside with the one in my MBP.
I now use the Passport with my old drive in it for Time Machine backups.
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