More Mac Upgrades


The Mac didn’t stay in the closet very long (happy early birthday to me ;)). I took it out last night to upgrade the hard drive. I had a 1TB hard drive and a 250GB hard drive in my PC. I decided to move the 1TB to the Mac.

I upgraded the Mac from 250GB to 1TB. It took me about 20 minutes to do the upgrade. It wasn’t hard, but it was involved. I watched about three different videos on YouTube to see how it was done. I had all the tools except for the suction cup. I picked one up at Home Depot on my way home from work yesterday.

I went to the Apple store this afternoon and picked up a mini-DVI to HDMI adapter so I could use my PC monitor as a second display. It works perfectly. I now have a dual display for the Mac and the PC is still hooked up to the monitor via DVI. The monitor has the ability to switch between inputs, so I didn’t have to get a KVM switch. I also grabbed an SD card reader so I could import pictures from our digital camera.

After installing the new hard drive, I started up Boot Camp assistant and installed a Windows 7 partition. I split it evenly between OS X and Windows, so each has about 500GB of disk space.

I now have a great setup running Mac OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 on a dual monitor setup. I’m pretty happy with the results.