Help needed with SSD!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by giraffeboy27, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. giraffeboy27 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
    I've just bought the new Crucial MX100 512Gb SSD, and I want to install it in my non retina 15 inch MacBook Pro.

    Now, here's the snag, my current HDD is 9.5mm, whilst the SSD is 7mm. It came with a spacer, but I'm not sure if I need to use this or not?

    From what I understand,because the drive mounts at the sides, so it shouldn't be a problem, but I'm just a bit worried about messing it up.

    Any help would be most appreciated :)
  2. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    I did a very similar replacement. It works fine. Basically, the space for the hard drive is about 12mm or so, and the SSD screws into basically a rail. There will be a little space under it, but it screws into the space at the sides and won't be going anywhere.

    tldr: The replacement can't be too thick, but there is no such thing as too thin.
  3. TheIguana macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2004
    You don't have to use the spacer as your correct that it is mounted via the side screw holes. Unibody MacBooks rely on the casing for their structural support not the components.

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