Swap out your Macbook Pro's hard drive
Swap out your Macbook Pro's hard drive
2:09

Swap out your Macbook Pro's hard drive

Culture
>> You have a new Macbook Pro and you want to install your own hard drive in it? I'm Brian Tong and in this Insider Secret we're gonna show you the tools you need to make it happen. ^M00:00:08 [ Music ] ^M00:00:16 >> So first up here's a list of what you'll need--A two and one half inch Serial ATA laptop hard drive, a T6 torque head screwdriver, a Philips head screwdriver, and a USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure if you want to make a back up of your files onto the new hard drive. So let's go ahead and get those and once your mail guy drops off the goods, you can get started. Okay here we do. Thanks man, have a nice day. All right let's put the new hard drive in that we'll be using on this USB 2.0 enclosure. These are pretty easy to find. Connect it to your computer with a USB cable and it will prompt you to format it or go to the disc utility app to do that. If you want to copy all your files over from the original hard drive, a quick and free app you can use is Carbon Copy Cloner. So once all the files are copied over, we're gonna shut down the Macbook Pro and make sure it's off, then let's pop the latch on the back of the machine, pull up to remove the faceplate and you'll see the drive there. Use the Philips Head screwdriver to remove this screw and the bracket it's connected to; you'll see a tab on the internal hard drive, and pull that out to remove the Serial ATA connector from the hard drive. Next we'll use the Torque head screwdriver to remove the four mounting screws on the sides of the hard drive. Now keep them near by because you don't want them to roll away. Take out the new drive from the enclosure and now put the four screws you just removed on to the new drive. Now once that's done put the new hard drive in the same way that you took the old hard drive out. We're just gonna pop it into place, make sure it fits snug, put the faceplate back on and now you're good to go. So let's fire this bad boy up and you hear the noise and we are good. Now big thanks to Anthony Nielson for entrusting me to treat his computer the right way. There's your Insider Secret for replacing the hard drive in the new Macbook Pro. Use it wisely.

Up Next

This Van Builder Has Tips for Life on the Road
thumb-vanlife-2-00432-1

Up Next

This Van Builder Has Tips for Life on the Road

Super Nintendo World: We Tried Everything!
question-block

Super Nintendo World: We Tried Everything!

Real Estate Pro Breaks Down Property for Sale in the Metaverse
experts-react-11

Real Estate Pro Breaks Down Property for Sale in the Metaverse

Reggie Fils-Aimé on Nintendo and the Future of Video Games
gmt20220518-190025-recording-avo-1280x720-00-15-09-11-still001

Reggie Fils-Aimé on Nintendo and the Future of Video Games

I Lost My Mind on Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster
1202231812667975-b8hrndwonamcg2sdaf5l-height640.png

I Lost My Mind on Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster

I Went Shopping in the Metaverse and Tried On a Gucci Bag
shopping-1

I Went Shopping in the Metaverse and Tried On a Gucci Bag

How to Download Kanye West's 'Donda 2' for the Stem Player
donda-for-site

How to Download Kanye West's 'Donda 2' for the Stem Player

MoviePass will be back this summer -- this is how it'll work
moviepasscnet

MoviePass will be back this summer -- this is how it'll work

Watch ferrofluid turn into art
ericmesple

Watch ferrofluid turn into art

How Black Friday is very different this year
htdia-blackfriday-v2

How Black Friday is very different this year

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

Apple's Find My vs. Android's Find My Device Network
find-my-thumb.png

Apple's Find My vs. Android's Find My Device Network

The Galaxy S24 Ultra With Samsung DeX Replaced My Laptop
240613-site-samsung-dex-1

The Galaxy S24 Ultra With Samsung DeX Replaced My Laptop

The Great Apple AI Divide Is Coming
240613-yt-omt-apple-ai-divide-wwdc-v07

The Great Apple AI Divide Is Coming

All the Big News from Elon Musk at Tesla's 2024 Annual Shareholder Meeting
elon-1

All the Big News from Elon Musk at Tesla's 2024 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Our Fave EV Truck Gets Even Better: Testing the New Rivian R1T, R1S
240610-yt-rivian-off-road-experience-v04

Our Fave EV Truck Gets Even Better: Testing the New Rivian R1T, R1S

Home Security Cams Like My Nest Doorbell Are Getting Smarter With AI
must-use-subject-ring-doorbell-device

Home Security Cams Like My Nest Doorbell Are Getting Smarter With AI

Apple Watch: New Features Coming in WatchOS 11
cnet

Apple Watch: New Features Coming in WatchOS 11

Apple's MacOS Sequoia: The New Features You'll Want to Try
240610-yt-macos-ai-mac-vs-ai-pc-v06

Apple's MacOS Sequoia: The New Features You'll Want to Try

Apple Intelligence: What to Know About Apple's Gen AI
cnet

Apple Intelligence: What to Know About Apple's Gen AI

Apple Reveals InSight for TVOS
screenshot-2024-06-10-at-12-20-29pm.png

Apple Reveals InSight for TVOS