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How to identify what type of SATA drive my laptop can take?

I have a 2011ish MacBook Pro. I want to upgrade its hard drive, but I am having trouble identifying: What would be compatible my laptop. For instance, this SSD is SATA III. How do I find out if my ...
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0answers
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How to install OS X on a brand new hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a new hard drive that I want to install into my MacBook Pro circa 2011 or so. Since the hard drive is blank and I have lost the DVD that came with it long ago... how do I install the latest OS ...
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40 views

Run Apple Hardware Test on Mac without SuperDrive

I suspect the hard disk in my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro is about to die. I am having unusual problems saving from Dreamweaver CS6 and Xcode 5 where it will simply not let me save, and then refuse to Quit ...
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My MacBook Pro still inform me about a little free space on my disk

I have a MBP from summer 2010 (the disk capacity 240GB). I am still receiving messages about just a little free space on my disk (I see this message when the current disk capacity is under 1GB - when ...
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1answer
104 views

MacBook Pro intermittently emitting strange noise

Starting a few days ago my MacBook Pro (late 2008, aluminium) has started occasionally emitting a strange noise. It happens maybe a couple times a day and lasts for maybe a couple minutes at a time. ...
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Regain access to older harddrives via Macbook Pro / Hard Drive toaster

Its been a while since I have backed up to these 4 drives I have. Which I have all connected via a toaster (external hard drive reader). I believe all the drives are either universally compatible ...
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429 views

Can't eject an external hard drive

I was attempting to backup my system with Time Machine and for whatever reason a passerby disrupted the hard drive wire and the backup failed due to an 'improper ejection'. Now, after attempting to ...
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62 views

Delete Hidden Partitions After Removing Windows from a Mac

I am dual-booting my mid-2012 MacBook Pro into windows 8. Recently, however, I had to delete the windows partition because windows wasn't working. Now I am trying to put windows back on, but when I ...
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258 views

Need to use Seagate hard drive on MacBook, Mac desktop and PC?

I have a Seagate hard drive and need to use it on PC for work and MacBook and Mac Desktop. The hard drive works on both the PC and Mac desktop but on my MacBook it only comes up as read only. How do I ...
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166 views

OSX duplicated and re-numbered my Drive in /Volumes/

In a 2011 Macbook Pro, I have replaced the SuperDrive with an SSD. Now, I have an OSX partition for the OS in the SSD, and most of my data is on another HDD, connected by symlinks (i.e. Documents, ...
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0answers
25 views

TimeMachine with several disks

I have two disks in my MBP: One 256GB SSD, one 1TB HDD. The SSD is the system disk. My SSD contains 100GB of backed-up data, the HDD around 150 GB of backed up data. I would like to have a 2TB USB ...
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2answers
885 views

MacBook Pro takes about 45 seconds to boot up with SSD, no faster than with hard drive

I have a month old 13 inch Macbook Pro (8GB RAM and 2.9 Ghz i7) and today I swapped the stock HD for a Samsung 840 Pro. I've shut it down and booted up several times with the SSD installed and it ...
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3answers
1k views

Bad logic board or connections in Mid 2009 MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009, 13", 2.26GH) running Mountain Lion. I started getting intermittent beach balls and lock ups and thought the hard drive was failing. I got a copy of Scannerz to test it ...
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2answers
183 views

MacBook Pro will not boot

I have an older Macbook pro that will not boot up. The Symptoms are listed below: When power button is pressed the button on the front turns on and I can hear it begin to power up (Fans spin, HD ...
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265 views

loud hard drive clicks / noises when working with laptop at an angle (on lap), normal or faulty? [closed]

Ive just bought a 15" macbook pro, the first thing that i noticed when i got it booted up was a large amount of clicking coming from the hdd. This is when having the laptop at a slight angle on my ...
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Will a hard drive use less power if it is unmounted?

I recently did the Optibay mod on my 13" Macbook Pro, the stock magnetic drives now lives where the optical drive used to be. And an SSD has taken its place. It's all good, but power consumption ...
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1answer
501 views

Does a 15 mm high hard drive fit in the 15" MacBook Pro?

I know that a 12.5 mm high hard drive fits, but I can't find any information about whether a 15 mm high hard drive fits. Western Digital offers a 2 TB hard drive that's 15 mm high and there's no 12.5 ...
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1answer
339 views

Add more drive capacity to MacBook Pro an optimize for performance

I have a MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,1) that came with a 500GB Seagate 7200rpm disk (ST9500420ASG) Having already maxed out the RAM to 8GB now I want to: optimize drives for performance add more ...
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1answer
147 views

Is it safe to ride a bike with your macbook pro in sleep mode?

I have the current mac book pro. Is it safe to ball around with it in sleep mode or could you damage the disk?
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Is SATA 6GB/s Supported on Mid-2010 MBP?

I am planning on buying the http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-vertex-3-sata-iii-2-5-ssd.html (240gb) and I just wanted to check that I could achieve the maximum read/write speeds of the SATA 3. To be ...
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1answer
2k views

Transfer data from Macbook Pro hard drive into Windows

I have Macbook Pro hard driven (taken out of 2011 MBP). I have the enclosure and is interface with Windows Laptop. I am recovering data and the hard drive is ok. But I can only access Windows ...
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1answer
101 views

How to store data from macbook pro 2011 that wont turn ON

It could be hard disk or something, the macbook wont turn on. I dont suspect harddisk though. I would like to back up the data from my hard drive. I am going to open it but can someone guide me how to ...
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1answer
778 views

Install windows on external harddrive and use it with my mac?

I know there is lot's of guides out there on the net, but I havn't really found a good one which explains step by step how it works :/ For that reason I hope some of you guys could give me some ...
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2answers
251 views

Can I use a pre-Unibody optical bay adapter in a Unibody MacBook Pro?

I have a 3rd-party drive adapter which allows me to put a 2nd hard drive in the optical drive bay of a 2008 MacBook Pro. I'm looking at getting a 2010 Unibody MacBook Pro; is this adapter likely to be ...
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1answer
218 views

The difference made my a 5400/7200RPM hdd in a MBP

In a MacBook pro 13" with a 2.7 ghz dual core i7 plus 4GB of RAM - how much difference would a 5400RPM hdd make to a 7200RPM hdd in terms of turning on, opening programs, and then running the ...
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1answer
687 views

Macbook Pro Hard Drive won't show up on disk startup

I have a Macbook Pro from 2007. It came with an installation CD for 10.4.8. The first problem is that it won't even recognize the installation CD even though the CD seems perfectly fine. So I used ...
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3answers
587 views

Trouble cloning a Macbook Pro hard drive

I am trying to upgrade the 250GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro (early 2008 model) to a 750GB drive. I have connected the new drive via an external USB enclosure. The drive is recognized fine, I can ...
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2answers
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After adding a SSD to my MacBook, the HD never spins down

I added a SSD to my MacBook Pro 17 as the primary drive attached to the SATA controller. I moved the HD to the optical bay using the OptiBay from MCE Technologies which I use for my home directory. ...
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3answers
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Should I go for an OCZ-Vertex 2 drive in my Macbook Pro or wait for the new drives?

My question is not about whether I should get an SSD drive for for my MacBook Pro, it is more along the lines of whether the SATA2 interface on my late 2009 MBP is a limiting factor and whether it ...
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1answer
1k views

New MacBook Pro hard drive not being recognized by Disk Utility?

Hey all. Recently I had the misfortune of having (what I think was) hard drive failure on my September 2009 MacBook Pro. When I started the computer, a flashing folder icon with a question mark ...
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469 views

Will using a SuperDuper sandbox break Adobe Creative Suite 5's activation scheme?

My MacBookPro's screen recently started flickering. I read a few VERY lengthy threads in forums at apple.com and have concluded that the problem is either due to a hardware design flaw that Apple ...