2008 MBP 15" with SSD to 2012 MBP 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GSO, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. GSO macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    Hi all,

    My 2008 MBP 15" with SSD is starting to experience some hardware issues so i am considering a move to a 2013 MBP 13" into which i would put my SSD.

    My concern is that performance-wise my 15" seems fast still. Would i notice a performance bump if I put my SSD (good quality) into a 13" MBP or will the performance increase be marginal?

    Second. Am i able to do a direct move of the drive from the 15" to the 13" or would it need a formet and re-build.

    Thanks in advance
  2. MikesGravity macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2008
    Southeast MI
    I wouldn't. There are different drivers for the two computers for audio/etc.
  3. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    If its a SATA III SSD performance will increase by moving to the 2012 model if its a SATA II however it'll be the same speeds.

    Doing a direct move is not advisable. Different drivers/kext files as mentioned above.
  4. GSO thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013

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