Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to Bimmer 7 Series)
Hi, he mentiones in the post that that doesnt apply if your running snow leopard. Can you or anybody confirm this. Is it not posible to clone with carbon cooier and replace hdd if you are still running snow leopard?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 3:17 AM (in response to Randy Jedlink)
Hi guys, I've recently upgraded a Seagate 500GB hard drive on my MBP too. But I noticed that I've stopped getting the clicking sound on the "sudden motion sensor" whenever I move my MBP. Is this sensor built-in in the original hard drive only or it is on a different mechanism encasing the hard-drive?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to camonty83)
(17jan2013) Just completed drive upgrade and learned some things:
- Properly partition the new drive GUID Partition Table (GPT) scheme
- Eject, Remove and reboot, then replug external drive before test bootability
- Remove the torx screws from the side of your old drive and put them in your new drive
- Paralells 8.0.1810 seemed to transfer fine (has a Windows 7 partition)
2010 MacBook 13" (AKA fembot) (2.4 gHz Intel, 4gb RAM, Hitachi 250?gb, Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.2 )
Read this thread and https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4122
Bought a Sabrent external USB drive enclosure (EC-3US25) and
Installed a Seagate Momentus 5400rpm drive ( we call this newEX)
Connected this newEX to my fembot and
Ran Disk Utility, partitioned and formatted new hard drive (still in external enclosure)
again Read this thread and https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4122
On the MacBook:
Run Recovery Disk Assistant - make a usb stick of my OS recovery
Remove mp3's and movies that I could copy back later (makes your cloning faster)
Run Time Machine on the original drive
Run Disk Utility verify and repair permissions, verify and repair disk (original drive)
Download and install Carbon Coder 3.5.2, read their directions
Realize that I had partitioned newEX as Master Boot Record rather than GUID Partition Table (GPT) scheme
(this is essential for making the new drive Bootable - more info on Carbon Coder website)
(1) Ran Disk Utility again On the new drive still in external enclosure, properly partition using GPT
Start Clone (Carbon Coder will hold your hand, just read the screen and the help docs)
Copying 200gb took a few hours
Test bootability of new Clone: Restart, hold down Option key, after boot, look at About This Mac
What? Still says the old volume... tried this 3 different ways, finally by fluke...
(2) Turned Mac off, removed external enclosure, booted from original drive okay! Turned it off.
Hooked up newClone, booted with option key, okay. Now it worked. Bootability confirmed!
Probably could have just ejected and shut down, then reboot w/ Option key. Whatever.
Now... since i have time to kill, i go to apple store.
"Here's my drive, its golden, replace it for me. I'm still on Apple Care."
Kid, "Sir, we can only sell you a new drive and do that."
So back at the pad... hmm... should I look for that Torx before I start? Nah.
At the kitchen table on a place mat (clean):
Flip the mac, use the screwdriver that came with the Sabrent and
Remove the screws from bottom of case and place them in a tea cup
Pull the bottom case panel, get a clean cloth and wipe 2 years of dust
Find the drive, remove the 2 black screws from the outside edge
on the other side of the drive, Loosen 2 black screws and lift up and remove the bar
Lift up drive and pull cable connector gently away
(3) use Torx to remove screws from side of old drive - this is how it is held in place in the case
Place torx screws in 4 side holes of new drive, firm, not loose, not permanent
Place (gently) connector of ribbon cable
Lay drive in place (or dust under there first)
Replace black screws and clamp bar
Dust a bit inside your machine, eh?
Replace lid, and screws (firm)
Now... hold your breath. Boot your mac with your new drive.
Test your old drive in the enclosure, Etc. etc. etc.
Run time machine on your new drive (oops, haven't done that yet)
Paralells 8.0.1810 seemed to transfer fine but frankly Mountain Lion seems to have made that excrutiatingly slow. Perhaps evil apple wants me to buy a faster Intel chip and more RAM? That means a new machine.
Oi. Thanks for all the input
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 11:47 PM (in response to TheBlackMetal)
g'day, i'm got a macbook4,1 pro with xp on bootcamp and need a bigger hd.
just wondering if you got yours done ,and the best way to go about it ,or what did you find that worked successfully for you.
love to hear from you.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to g1ose)
We could recommend scads of good products here in the Americas. However, getting them to your side of the Big Pond will cause Her Majesty's Vicious Rabid Taxman to go wild and cause a significant cost hike. If you can locate local alternatives, we could give you an opinion instead.