can you upgrade to a SSD later?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by btownguy, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. btownguy macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    I bought a 15" MBP with the 500 Gb 5400 rpm drive last week. Loving it. I heard there were click/beep problems with the 7200 rpm drive and the SSD's were just too expensive. I expect the prices to drop over time. Is it technically possible to install an SSD in a MBP at a later date (and do a fresh install of course)? I doubt there are any different internals of the MBP, but I want to make sure.
  2. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    yes you can, just take the old one out and put in a new one...
  3. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    As long as it has the same interface, then yes. (and most do. The only ones with this problem are the MBA's).
  4. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2007
    I was wondering about this too. My MB is a 15.4", 2.4GHz, from June 2007.
  5. coast1ja macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2009
    yep, any 2.5" SATA drive will do... there are many to choose from and they are dropping in price. Just be aware that they also differ in speed and reliability, so do your research if you're going this route.

    You can probably sell that 500gb on ebay or craigslist and make up at least a quarter of the cost of a good SSD, it all depends on how much space you need.
  6. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2007
    Are they are particular hardware or software changes that need to be made? Or do you plug it into the same sata plug and then format the new drive like you would any other hard drive?

    Also, will it fit properly in a 2007 MBP (with the difficult-to-swap drive) or will something be needed to affix it in the case?

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