Old hard drive/OS in 2012 15" MacBook Pro
I have a bit of a unique situation. I live in Mexico and someone has offered to bring me the new 15" Macbook Pro (not retina). Unfortunately I do not have the install discs for all of my software. Is it possible to use the 750g 7200rpm SATA drive from my old Macbook with OSX 10.6.8 in the new Macbook Pro.
If it's possible that would solve my problem. Otherwise it will be buying/downloading new software which I don't need. I use Final Cut Express which I like and would like to continue using.
Also is it possible to upgrade later from 512MB GDDR memory to 1G?
Thanks for the answers. I'll try to elaborate.
First I do have a couple of external HDs, both Firewire for back up.
I am just hoping that I can temporarily put my current internal hard drive with the OS and software into the new macbook pro. The hard drive in the new macbook pro won't be any bigger or faster than the one I have now. I won't be getting a SSD. It's just a question of physical size.
I had a Macbook that I replaced the HD with a new 750Gig 7200 rpm just a couple of months ago. Then the motherboard went. I was lucky enough to find an old Macbook where I live here and just stuck the HD from the dead Mac into the "new/used" macbook, OS and all and I was back in business.
Now someone tells me they can bring me a new laptop. But not my old install discs. Two different places.
What I want to do with the new macbook pro is what I did with the two macbooks. Just swap the hard drives until I return to the states this winter. I cannot get my old install discs until then.
I know that if the hard drives are two different sizes then it won't work. That is the reason for the question. Do you know if they are the same physical size with the same connecting pins.
Being just a hard drive I would think that if the sizes were the same and the connecting pins were the same it could just be installed and I would be good to go.
When I return to the states I could swap the hard drives again.
So the question is: are they swappable.