Notes

  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Teardown

    Quote from mather:

    Could someone please list the exact model # of the build-in hard drive (the one that come with the laptop) in the new MacBook?

    The drive is labeled: Hitachi 5K500.B-160, HTS545016B9SA02, type TS5SAA160. In smaller print it also has the following label: D33373 HTB-TS5SAA500(B). 5V, 700mA. May-09.

    Below, Apple labels it: HDD Firmware 2008, 160GB, 2.5inch, AT 9.5mm, P/N: 0A70461, MLC DA3031 A845221.

  • MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Teardown

    Quote from KMCK:

    Can I just interchange my 500GB hard-drive in the old machine to this new machine ? Will both still function ?

    I swapped in a 500GiB drive with 10.5.7 from another MacBook, and it booted fine - but as Dave said, the iPhone-style combo audio port wasn't available. I archived-and-reinstalled the OS from the DVD that came with the MBP and have had no problems since.

    The built-in speakers are really nice, btw.