Can I use the hard drive I bought for my Dell in my MacBook Pro?
Recently I bought a hard drive to upgrade my Dell Latitude D820 notebook, now I am thinking instead of upgrading my Dell Latitude I should upgrade my Macbook pro!
My question to you guys is, can I use the hard drive I bought for my dell system in Mac book pro? I have 17" MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Core2Duo.
my HD's spec is as follows:
Performance Specifications Rotational Speed 7,200 RPM (nominal) Buffer Size 16 MB Average Latency 5.50 ms (nominal) Seek Times Read Seek Time 12.0 ms Track-To-Track Seek Time 2.0 ms (average) Transfer Rates Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max) Physical Specifications Formatted Capacity 250,059 MB Capacity 250 GB Interface SATA 3 Gb/s Physical Dimensions English Height 0.374 Inches Length 3.94 Inches Width 2.75 inches Weight 0.22 Pounds Metric Height 9.5 mm Length 100 mm Width 69.85 mm Weight 99 gm Environmental Specifications Acoustics Idle Mode 22 dBA (average) Seek Mode 0 25 dBA (average) Temperature (English) Operating 32° F to 140° F Non-operating -40° F to 158° F Temperature (Metric) Operating -0° C to 60° C Non-operating -40° C to 70° C Humidity Operating 8% to 95% Non-condensing Non-operating 5-95% RH non-condensing Altitude (English) Operating -1,000 feet to 10,000 feet Non-operating -1,000 feet to 40,000 feet Altitude (Metric) Operating -305M to 3,050M Non-operating -305M to 12,200M Vibration Operating 0.00459 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz) Non-operating 0.05102 g²/Hz (10 to 500 Hz) Electrical Specifications Current Requirements 5 VDC Read/Write 500 mA Idle 400 mA Standby 50 mA Sleep 30 mA Power Dissipation Read/Write 2.50 Watts Idle 0.85 Watts Standby 0.25 Watts Sleep 0.15 Watts
QEII Student IT
Yes, providing it is the same type, (2.5." SATA).
If the hard drive has Windows on it you will have to wipe it and install Mac OS X first.
The hard drive must have enough space to hold Mac OS X.
You should clone your existing hard drive onto the other one so you can swap it and still have your OS, files and settings.
Along what QEII student said, make sure to reformat it. It's also a good idea to just clone your drive from the one already in the MBP, that makes not only the transition easier, but saves you the step of installing Mac OS X. I suggest either Super Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner, both are excellent (free i believe) tools for cloning drives