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HDD Replacement

I want to replace my HDD with a larger one. I am having some problems with my current HDD like it running slow and making some clicking sounds so I thought it would be best to just replace it.

I live in the NYC area. Is there a cheap place I can take it to to get the HDD replaced? Best buy is asking for $50. Do you know of a cheaper place?

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Thanks for the responses. I picked up a Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM HDD off newegg during black friday. I think i will just install it myself.


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Older model MacBook Pros are fairly easy to self install the drive.

Look over these steps:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260 Hard Drive Replacement

Don't become discouraged it is very easy and $50 is a rip off. I do not know anywhere else that would install the drive for free.

My advice is to browse and look for a laptop HDD:

Buy one and do a self install. Hope this helped!


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iFixit sells the drives, too!


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I assume thats the labor price and does not include the drive. If so in your area its unlikely you will beat that price unless you replace it yourself. Ralph

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Tekserve is probably the best known NYC Mac service store. Here's their page regarding hard drive replacements/upgrades:

But their website doesn't list prices -- you'll have to call them for an estimate. But as rj713 says, it'll be hard to beat a labor cost of $50.

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