Wednesday, 26 November 2008

(Another) MacBook Pro hard drive upgrade (17" model)

In October I performed surgery on my 15" MacBook Pro, to upgrade the hard drive. Today I've been repeating the performance, but on a 17" MacBook Pro.

A few observations on the different models:
  • Upgrading the 17" model was easier. (Partly because I've done it once before, and partly because it's generally a more accessible machine.)
  • The screw patterns are identical. However, the Phillips screws inside the battery cover are far more accessible than on the 15" model; they're angled so you can get a screwdriver to them without contorting your hand.
  • The lid seems to crack off of a 17" model with greater ease - less fiddly plastic interlocking.
  • There's more use of sticky tape inside a 17" machine!
  • The nubs that hold the drive in the laptop chassis are different on the 17", asymmetrical in design. I wonder why the two models differ like this?


Anonymous said...

Why was there no follow on bankruptcy then? The bailout of AIG FP went to (wow power leveling) hedge funds that bound credit swaps on Lehman failing or others betting on rating (wow power leveling) declines. AIG has drained over 100 billion from the government. Which had to go to (wow power leveling) those who bet on failures and downgrades. Many of whom (power leveling)were hedge funds. I-banks that had offsetting swaps needed the money from the AIG bailout or they would have been caught. Its an (wow powerleveling) insiders game and it takes just a little bit too much time for most people to think (wow gold) through where the AIG 100 billion bailout money went to, hedge funds and players, many of whom hire from the top ranks of DOJ, Fed, Treasury, CAOBO

Unknown said...

Very informative post. Keep up the good work. I would really look forward to your other posts

Samsung - 14" Notebook 4 GB Memory - 500 GB Hard Drive

Samsung - 14" Notebook 4 GB Memory - 640 GB Hard Drive