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12-13-2008, 04:57 AM
Hi, I've just bought a 500GB WD HD to replace my 160GB in my MBP.

I've seached the forums and to my understanding the procedure ist to:

- Mount 500GB HD (external) and do a full bootable backup
- make sure the drives have the same name
- swap drives, boot up and ready to go

Is this correct? I'm not sure where I find the name of my current drive... where do I find this?

Anything else?


12-13-2008, 08:11 AM
I am not sure the name needs to be the same, but the name of the volume is the label of the mounted volume in the Finder. You can rename the volume in the Finder or name the volume when initializing and/or partitioning the disk.

Make sure the disk is formatted and partitioned correctly before you make the backup, "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" formatted and "GUID Partition Table" partitioned! If the disk is not GUID partitioned, your MacBookPro will not boot from it.


After making the backup, best test the new disk (boot from it) before you actually swap drives.