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Swapping HDD with MBP possible?


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Hello,

 

I am trying to figure out if i can take a mid-2012 MPB hdd and put it a different mid-2012 MBP and be able to boot it. Assuming the hdd & data is ok. Thanks.

 

Kind of time sensitive and unfortunately do not have any way to test this theory for myself. Remote use has two macs but only one drive has his data on it.



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to test it, you can put the HD to External USB hard disk support, and try boot the disk



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Will give it a go. Thanks!



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Depending on the method used to install OS X, it should work , but might not. Irrelevant, since it's MBP :)

 

Few days ago I've booted late 2010 Mac Book Air from my hackintosh notebook (configured as Mac Book 1,1) HDD (retail SL 10.6.8 with Chemelion and stuff on the EFI partition) using an USB HDD adapter. It booted up fine and worked as expected (though CPU fan was working constantly and WiFi card was not recognized).

 

So at least in theory it should work. Again depending on the installation method used. Irrelevant, since it's MBP :)


Edited by 3.14r2, 09 January 2014 - 09:24 PM.






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