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Upgrade MacBook Pro to 200GB 7200rpm

September 14, 2007 Leave a comment

Having now several Parallels Virtual Machine images I’d quickly reached the limits of the 5400rpm 120GB SATA hard disk my MacBook Pro was CTO’d with.

To replace it I chose the the Seagate Momentus 7200.2 200GB model with 16MB cache.

Replacing the drive is time-consuming but straight forward, I could have used CarbonCopyCloner, but plumped for SuperDuper instead to copy the contents of the old drive to the new one which I had placed temporarily in a SATA Firewire enclosure.

The new disk isn’t really much faster, but the extra space made the operation worthwhile.