Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Technology moves on

I was getting close to filling up my 640GB hard drive in my Macbook Pro if I dedicated 120GB or so to Windows 7 64 bit, so I went out to see if anything bigger had been made. YES! 750GB laptop hard drives are now available! So I swapped it out last night, and will be installing Windows 7 64-bit sometime today...

Badtux the Geeky Penguin


  1. Good for you man, I'm kinda looking into a super computer but of course that damn money thingy.

  2. Apple released some new Macbook Pro's today with Core I5 and I7 processors. They're supposedly 50% faster than my Macbook Pro. But I'm not interested at the moment, my current MBP is quite fast enough, thank you very much, I was just out of hard drive space, not CPU cycles.

    -Badtux the Geeky Penguin

  3. Did the old drive go into an external case, by chance?

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  5. All the new hardware comes with at least Windows Vista 64-bit drivers, all of which work with Windows 7 (which, after all, is just Windows Vista Service Pack 3 under the hood). So it's only old hardware that has driver problems. And for a geeky penguin, that's just an excuse to buy new hardware ;). Though since my MBP is only a year old, all its hardware is supported perfectly under Windows 7.

    - Badtux the Geeky Penguin

  6. Marc, yes indeed the old drive went into an external case. That's the easy way to update your drive in a Mac -- put the old drive in an external case, plug it in to a USB port, and when your new install of MacOS asks "do you want to restore data?" say "Yes" and select the old hard drive -- and four or five hours later, you're right back in your system right where you left off.

    - Badtux the Updating Penguin

  7. 15 years of mac geekery and for some reason I had never heard of this.

    Thanks for the tip.


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