MacBook Hard Drive Replacement…

I have a spare 500GB SATA hard drive that I’m not using, so I decided to replace the 250GB internal hard drive. I bought the 500GB hard drive a while back to try to fix my old Mac mini, but I never got it to work again, so I gave up.

For reference, I’m using the article “Simple Hard Drive Cloning/Backup with Carbon Copy Cloner” for step by step directions:

First step was to get a 2.5″ Hard Drive Enclosure so I can clone my existing MacBook internal hard drive to the new one. I got a cheap Vantec NexStar TX 2.5-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure from Amazon for under $10. Once I got this in the mail. I installed the new 500GB drive into it, plugged it into my MacBook and formatted it.

Cloning Todipoli Hard Drive

Next, I download the Carbon Copy Cloner app to clone my existing drive onto the new one.

After more than 3 hours of copying files over, I shut down the MacBook, opened the back panel and unscrewed the internal hard drive. I then swtiched it with the new drive… powered it on… and it booted up with everything pretty much the same. The only big difference was that I have way more hard drive space.

Available Space

Now, I’ll keep the original hard drive (in the USB hard drive enclosure) for a couple months, just in case something goes wrong with the new drive.

Kuya Rene on Citizen Pinoy + 3:00:00am…

12:54am My Brother just saw himself on TV on the show Citizen Pinoy (taped last year at Yerba Buena Park, SF) #

3:04am One of the geekiest things I just did was to watch my laptop’s clock turn from 1:59:59 AM to 3:00:00 AM#

It was a Geeky Day…

  • 11:07am I learned a new definition today for:
    DIP – (n) a naive, foolish, or obnoxious person. #
  • 12:48pm Learned a new word:
    Troglodyte: A member of a supposed prehistoric race that lived in caves or holes; caveman. > Guess what I was watching? #
  • 4:06pm Looking for a TweetDeck-like website (not app) to view multiple Twitter feeds on one page…
    Evaluating: Tweet3, Splitweet and TwitHive… #
  • 6:58pm Twitter Guide: How To Do Interesting Things With Twitter > #
  • 7:01pm Didn’t know you can add a dot (.) anywhere in the username of a Gmail address (i.e. = > #
  • 11:00pm Splitweet wins!… My new multi-Twitter account manager. > plus their mascot reminds me of iloveegg #

Geotagging Photos Using iPhone GPS

I just learned how to geotag digital photos taken with my camera (embed GPS info into a JPG photo) using the iPhone as the GPS data logging device.

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