Upgrading your MAC’s Hard Drive

Over at MacWorld they have a wonderful article on upgrading the hard drive in your Mac.

They have a listing of quite a few different Mac’s on their site as well as how difficult it is.  The difficulties are Easy, Moderate or Difficult.  Not very descriptive on how hard it’s going to be, but once you take a look at the articles, it’s easy to see how hard it’ll be.

The list of Mac’s that they have are;

  • iMacs
    • iMacs (early G5)
      • iMac G5 17-inch Model A1058
      • iMac G5 20-inch Model A1076
    • The later G5 iMacs and first Intel models
      • iMac G5 17-inch Model A1144
      • iMac G5 20-inch Model A1145
      • iMac Intel 17-inch
      • iMac Intel 20-inch EMC 2105 and 2118
      • iMac Intel 24-inch EMC 2111
    • Recent iMacs
      • iMac Intel 20-inch EMC 2133 and 2210
      • iMac Intel 20-inch EMC 2266
      • iMac Intel 24-inch EMC 2134 and 2211
      • iMac Intel 24-inch EMC 2267
      • iMac Intel 21.5-inch
      • iMac Intel 27-inch
  • Mac mini
    • Mac mini (PowerPC)
    • Mac mini Model A1176
    • Mac mini Model A1283
  • MacBook Pros
    • Early MacBook Pros
      • MacBook Pro 15-inch Model A1150
      • MacBook Pro 15-inch Core 2 Duo Model A1211
      • MacBook Pro 15-inch Core 2 Duo Models A1226, A1260
      • MacBook Pro 17-inch Model A1151
      • MacBook Pro 17-inch Core 2 Duo
    • Unibody MacBook Pros
      • MacBook Pro 13-inch Unibody
      • MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody Late 2008, Early 2009
      • MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009
      • MacBook Pro 15-inch Unibody Mid 2009
      • MacBook Pro 17-inch Unibody
  • MacBooks
    • Core Duo, Core 2 Duo MacBooks
      • MacBook Core Duo
      • MacBook Core 2 Duo
    • Unibody MacBooks
      • MacBook Unibody Model A1278
      • MacBook Unibody Model A1342
  • MacBook Air
They do use the articles over at iFixit to guide you through the process and it seems as though they’re very thorough.  Haven’t swapped one out on my own yet, haven’t had the need to, but I do see the need in the not too distant future with my older Mac.
A note of warning however; if you have Apple care on your product (I highly suggest that you do pick it up), you may be violating the warranty on the device, so be careful.  It may end up being a bad thing if you replace it yourself.  On the older machines, not a big deal as the warranty’s probably already out.
Let me know if you’ve used these, or if they’re of any help.
Read the full article here;

~ by Normanomicon on April 10, 2010.

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