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Can I use the hard drive I bought for my Dell in my MacBook Pro?

Can I use the hard drive I bought for my Dell in my MacBook Pro?

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bert [Entry]

"Yes, providing it is the same type, (2.5."" SATA).

If the hard drive has Windows on it you will have to wipe it and install Mac OS X first.

The hard drive must have enough space to hold Mac OS X.

You should clone your existing hard drive onto the other one so you can swap it and still have your OS, files and settings."
bert [Entry]

as long as its a 2.5" SATA drive, you are good to go.
bert [Entry]

Along what QEII student said, make sure to reformat it. It's also a good idea to just clone your drive from the one already in the MBP, that makes not only the transition easier, but saves you the step of installing Mac OS X. I suggest either Super Duper or Carbon Copy Cloner, both are excellent (free i believe) tools for cloning drives
bert [Entry]

Yes, all you need is to completely format it first. I strongly advise that you do full format during the installation process. With this, the system would format and scan the drive for errors.
bert [Entry]

hello , i have few HDD for dell server i notice the connector its not same as standard HDD for Asus server so i order special connector and i connect but Asus still not detect those HDD any help ?