Hi All, I am sure this has been asked a bunch of times, so forgive me if I ask again... I have a late 2010 MBP (Model A1278). Currently the machine has 4gb of memory and a 256gb hard drive on it. The machine is starting to show its age and is slowing down considerably, so I was thinking of upgrading the memory to the max allowable 8gb, and swapping out the HDD with a nice 256gb SSD. What I am looking to find out is if I have daily time machine backups, can I just swap out the drives, reboot the machine into recovery mode and then select a TM backup to restore to this new drive? My main concern with all of this is that I have been reading stories of people having to first create a partition on the SSD, then transferring over the TM backup, but I am not sure how I would set a partition when the drive itself is internal... Do I need to get an enclosure? Is there some other easy way to accomplish this? Is it even necessary? My ultimate goal is this: 1. Open laptop 2. Replace memory 3. Replace hard drive with SSD 4. close laptop 5. Boot Laptop into recovery mode (Command + R) 6. Restore from Time Machine Backup 7. Select backup date 8. Restore finished. 9. Reboot Laptop into normal boot mode 10. Enjoy a slightly faster laptop Thank all!!!