2011 early macbook pro solid state drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by corry20, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. corry20 macrumors regular

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    What solid state drive will work in a early 2011 macbook pro 15inch?
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Yes you can replace a SATA-based 2.5" laptop hard drive with a SATA-based SSD. You can find no end of Youtube movies and webpages on the subject. The only complicated thing is to have the right screwdrivers to open the cover, remove any bar that holds in the drive and the 4 mounting screws in the sides of the drive.

    For the 2010 MacBooks I work on, you need a small phillips screwdriver for the back cover and the hold down bar. To remove the 4 mounting screws, you need a torx screwdriver.

    You can find pictures and procedures on websites such as www.ifixit.com.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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  4. corry20 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks.Wanting to get a little faster speed.
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is a standard laptop SATA drive. The Samsung EVO and Crucial MX100 are good bang for the buck choices right now.
     

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