I upgraded my
I've bought drives from MCE before. They make some good products, and their customer service is excellent. MCE promised the drive would ship in 7 to 10 business days because they were waiting on the enclosures. It shipped on the 10th day, and MCE volunteered to upgrade the order to overnight shipping because of the "delay."
The drive itself is a Western Digital
Before installing the new drive, I backed up the old HD to a separate FireWire drive using my
The new drive came with the tools to perform the upgrade-- though I actually used my own. The instructions were provided in PDF format on CD-ROM, although it seems to me that printed copies would have been cheaper and better.
The upgrade process went smoothly. My MacBook Pro matched the one MCE used to generate the instructions. It was a lot easier to open than my previous
With the new drive installed and the machine back together, I hooked the MBP back up to the G5, partitioned the drive with a 212GB main partition and 20GB of free space for a
The machine booted right up and I'm using it now. The new drive is utterly silent and seems to be at least as fast as the old 160GB Hitachi drive it replaced. The specs imply it should consume a little less power, too. So all in all, it's been a good day!