Hard Drive Transfer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbryan63, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. jbryan63 macrumors newbie

    jbryan63

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    I currently have a mid-2010 Macbook 13''. One of my friends just got a new Macbook so he has no use for his 2012. I just put in an ssd in my mac, are the dimensions similar enough that I could put the hard drive from my mac into his even though its a different model?

    Thanks
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Both the mid-2010 Macbook, and the mid-2012 MBPro use the same type laptop SATA drive, so that will work for you very easily - just swap the drives.
    You would need to have an OS X system installed on that drive that will also boot the newer MBPro, but that's an easy fix.

    If the 2012 is a retina model (the Late-2012 rMBPro), then no, won't work at all to swap devices. The Retina models use flash storage, which is a circuit board design, and there's no space inside the retina models for a normal dimension 2.5-inch drive.
     
  3. jbryan63 thread starter macrumors newbie

    jbryan63

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    Thanks for the help!
     

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