Saturday, June 12, 2010

Memphis Photographer :: Mac Surgery!

So my hard drive in my Mac died last weekend, and it was very tragic.
I am very prepared; however, and have backed up anything important on my desktop, and my external. Any good photographer would know to do so.

So I began my journey by going to Best Buy and purchasing a 500gig HD. I then followed some online instructions to remove the old HD and put in the new one.

I reinstalled Mac OS, booted up, and was very happy to see my laptop working again!

Lessons learned:

Hard drives do not last longer than 3 or 4 years usually.
Even Macs need to have replacements.
Don't pay the Apple store to do something you can do yourself (I saved $200+ dollars!)

Below you can see my new HD (top) and my old HD (bottom).

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