Posts Tagged ‘Hard Drive

I recently found myself faced with a 2.5″ NTFS formatted laptop hard drive from a 5 year old laptop that wouldn’t cooperate and would constantly fail so I decided to try and recover what I could from the drive by runningĀ SpinRite, a great application from Steve Gibson of Gibson Research that I have used successfully […]

Here is how I replace my 160 GB hard drive with a Hitachi 500GB 2.5″ HD in my 17″ Macbook Pro. There are several sites and even video’s on the web that outline how to do this but to complement my post on how I moved both my HFS (OS X) and NTFS (Vista) partitions […]

The original HD that came with my Macbook Pro was a 160G 7200RPM Segate and suited my needs well. I had two partitions split about 50/50 between OSX and Vista via Boot Camp (~74GB-Vista) and 75GB-OS X). The solution was great as I was able to access my Vista partition through VMWare Fusion when running […]


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