just ordered a WD 500gb internal for my MBP.

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  1. Lit Wick87

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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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    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.
     
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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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