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Dead drive

michaeltbryan -

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Hard Drive Replacement

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Hard Drive Replacement

30 minuten

Moderate

Mijn probleem

My hard drive in my mid 2010 MacBook Pro began failing and caused the computer to slow to a crawl. The disk utility foun the errors but couldn't repair them. Since it was a 250gb drive I decided I'd just go ahead and upgrade to the solid state drive.

Mijn oplossing

Installing the drive itself is very straight forward. My trouble didn't begin until I tried to clone the drive. Using the disk utility I attempted to clone from the 250 to the 1tb. It failed every time. Then I tried to use the internet recovery to install mavericks on the new drive but that was a no go. It'd generate an error and fail every time. Eventually I had to download a copy from the App Store and make a bootable thumb drive to get it to install. Once it was installed I was able to copy my files and settings from the old drive using the mavericks import utility during setup. Now it's faster and I didn't lose a single file or setting.

Mijn advies

1) Have a time machine backup. Can't stress that enough

2) get a longer USB cable for the drive adapter that comes in the kit. My drive adapter broke because of the short cable twisting against the adapter and I had to buy a external hdd shell.

1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive afbeelding
1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive

$84.99

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