Replacing HD late 08 MacBook

llrickman

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Jan 12, 2008
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I picked up a 1 TB hard drive for my MacBook I have everything backed up to Time Machine and have Mountain lion on a thumb drive when I replace the hard drive is there anything special I have to do to it
It is a Seagate 1 TB 2 1/2 inch hard drive
This MacBook has removable back where I can remove the battery and get to the hard drive
This hard drive says Mac compatible but do I need to reformat it to Mac OS journaled Or leave it alone and installed the way it is

edit: I have a 250GB in it now that is all but full , Would i have been better off with a 500gb SSD for about the same money as this 1TB i got?

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