2012/366/35 Hard Drive Settled In
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The new hard drive is ready to go in my Macbook Pro.

Closed her up. I booted from my Leopard startup disk, erased the new drive, and ran an install from a backup on my Time Machine drive.

It works like a champ. I am using it now. Little is more satisfying then geeking your own hardware (and yes, this was elementary, or pre-school in terms of difficulty).

As the followup to The Day My MacBookPro Died, today I successfully performed a Hard Drive transplant. It was drop dead easy to do (there are tons of guides, I used the one from ExtremeTech.

She’s Alive!

And to follow up on the philosophical bag of gold left me by Stephen Downes, why is she alive? BECAUSE I FREAKIN FIXED HER.


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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. Always feel good to break open something that’s supposed to stay sealed shut and “monkey” around with it. I hope the new drive is filled quickly with lots of new images.

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