I have a late-2008 MacBook running Yosemite with 2GB of RAM. For years I have had two external hard drives, one for my Surface Pro 2, and one for this Mac, or so I thought. But after plugging my Mac hard drive into my PC to look at the file list, I found that I could no longer mount the hard drive on my Mac (?!). All the files are still there, accessible and editable on my PC. This seems like witchcraft, but I'm sure there is a reasonable explanation. [more inside]
So I played a bit rough with my Macbook Pro and when I switched it on its hard drive started whirring/clicking loudly. This continued last night and this morning. However, it now seems to be working normally. Will this be OK or is the hard drive doomed?
Something is pretty clearly wrong, and it seems to be hardware, but it's sporadic enough that it's hard to say what, and I'd rather not have a repair person just guess. [more inside]
Need advice on how to update an older MacBook Pro with a new hard drive. I have a late-2008 MacBook Pro: 2.53 GHz, 320GB hard drive, 8GM RAM (4GB in two slots). My drive is getting full and I don't have the cash at the moment for a brand new laptop. Should I replace the optical drive with a SSD? Or just upgrade the regular hard drive with a new one with 750GB or 1TB? [more inside]
Moving from a MacBook to a MacBook Air - where are 20g of gremlins hiding? Also, any other migration tips for not carrying over unused data and applications? [more inside]
My 2009 Macbook Pro has grown a little too much hair and is in need of a trim and some general cleaning. Could you tell me if my proposed scenario sounds reasonable or is it overkill? [more inside]
Would a Crucial RealSSD 128GB SSD 2.5" hard drive work with a new Macbook Pro a1286 model? [more inside]
MacBook Air won't boot properly. Need to get some files back! [more inside]
Can I use a thumbdrive to be my macbook air's only hard drive? [more inside]
What's your method for archiving home video? [more inside]
Need help recovering data on a dying Macbook from Ubuntu [more inside]
macbook hard drive problem [more inside]
Please help me rearchitect my Apple-specific wireless home network and iTunes library! Eleven paragraphs of geeky details within (sorry!). [more inside]
Will the 15" Macbook Pro 4.1 (early 2008) be compatible with a 2.5" Form Factor internal hard drive that's 12.5mm rather than the standard 9.5mm? [more inside]
I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
Do any retailers have the Seagate Momentus 7200.4 hard drive in stock? If not, should I just give up and buy a 5400.6? [more inside]
Will upgrading the size (but not RPM or cache size) of my laptop's hard drive increase performance? [more inside]
Is my Macbook's HD broken? Unable to boot, more details inside. [more inside]
Looks like my macbook's harddrive just failed. Sucks. Some of my data is not backed up. What should I do before taking it to the apple store? [more inside]
Is there anything that would prevent a working Macbook hard drive from working in a PC notebook? Is there something different about them that makes them not work in a PC?
I just got my Macbook back from the Apple Store today after they replaced the logic board on the unit. I've noticed that every song I play in iTunes seems to skip. Finding this odd, I opened up the Activity Monitor and looked at disk usage. It seems like whenever a read to the disk is made, iTunes seems to begin skipping. Furthermore, I have the same problem after trying to play mp3's via mpg123. I'm worried that the skipping could be a sign my hard drive might be failing. I recently installed a brand new 250 GB hard drive from Newegg about a month and a half ago, so I'm somewhat skeptical. Is it a reasonable concern?
What kind of transfer speeds should I be expecting from my new external Firewire 800 drive? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I guess I should erase my Macbook's hard drive before sending it back to Apple. How should I do it? [more inside]
My wife's Macbook 60gb hard drive has started clicking and disappeared from startup. Can't access it it any way and would like to get our wedding and honeymoonn photos from it - any recommendations on data recovery services in London for mac sata hard drives? Best quote I've had so far is £300. [more inside]
Help me upgrade my MacBook HD! There have been previous threads covering topics around this, and they threw up a few interesting ideas, but I need some specifics. [more inside]
I'd like to put a larger HD in my MacBook, but I can find any reference to the max size I can put in it. I have an Intel Core Duo MacBook (2GHz). I purchased it around Sept. 2006. The stock 60GB HD is full. I saw a recommendation for a Seagate Momentus 160GB at 7200rpm. Can I go above 160GB? Is there a max that this laptop can handle? I'm leaning towards 7200rpm for better performance, but will this impact battery life??
broken ibook conundrum: help me come up with an affordable and sensible replacement solution? [more inside]
I just got a macbook pro with a 120 gig hard drive. I only have 93 gigs available, what gives? [more inside]
Powerbook 12" G4 is borking itself. HD problem. a) Replace HD or b) entire computer? If b) How much can I sell this thing for? Also is a 12" Alu Macbook available anytime soon? [more inside]
I'm guessing my hard drive is dead? [more inside]
Have you replaced the the hardrive in a MacBook? [more inside]
I'm looking to buy a new Macbook as a secondary computer, however, I want it to be the sole host to my 60gb iPod. I currently have a Toshiba laptop, which has an 80BG hard drive. After two years of use, I've realized I need at least a 120 GB hard drive in any new laptop I get. I don't want to shell out the cash for Apple to throw an upgraded drive in ($250!!!!), but instead I want to buy a new hard drive off ebay or something and replace the 80GB one inside the fresh Macbook. Since I'm only accustomed to the Windows OS -- How do I go about doing this for an Apple computer? Also, does anyone know where I can get a good deal on a laptop drive? :) [more inside]
I need help using my external USB hard drive with Mac OS X, and there's [more inside]