Help with basic questions for adding SSD to 2011 Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jimmy219c, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Jimmy219c macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I would like to upgrade my Late 2011 13 in. Macbook Pro by removing the original HD and adding an SSD. I am not real "techy", but saw a video showing how simple it is to remove the HD and add the SSD. My question is, will this SSD be compatible with my Macbook Pro?

    Samsung MZ-750250BW 750 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD

    And if so should I notice a difference in performance if I add it? I am not looking for the best SSD out on the market I just need something that will give a boost and is also affordable. Once purchased, is all I need to do pop the HD out and pop this in and I should be good to go?

    Sorry for the basic questions and I appreciate the help in advance.
     
  2. JTToft, Jun 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2016

    JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - It will, yes. Although the 750 EVO is very much a budget offering with all that that entails. If you can source 850 EVO at a similar price, I would recommend that instead.

    - Quite a huge difference, in fact.

    - Yup. You do, of course, need to load some content onto the new drive. You can restore from a Time Machine backup you have, or you can clone the old drive directly across to the new SSD if you attach one of them externally.
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Another vote for the Samsung 850. Good drive at reasonable price. 256 GB is around $87 (Amazon or Newegg).

    I upgraded the same system (also added 16GB of memory) and it was fast. The change was definitely noticeable. Applications that used to bounce the beach ball for 10-15 seconds came up in 2 seconds or less. Every thing just feels snappier.

    I did a fresh install since I had applications I no longer used cluttering up the old drive. I installed the SSD and powered up while holding CMD R. I then formatted the drive, create a partition, and download OSX via Wifi. 15 minutes later I was logging in to a completely clean and FAST system.
     
  4. treekram macrumors 6502a

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    On Amazon right now, the price difference is $4 between the 750 and 850 Evo. At those prices, it's a no-brainer to go with the 850 Evo.
     
  5. drewjonn macrumors regular

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    I'd go for the 850 EVO instead. Can't go wrong with that. I don't think you will regret adding just a few extra dollars for the 850. Best selling SSD if I'm not mistaken.
     

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