MacBook Pro early 2011 Which HDD upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by viper1402, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. viper1402 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2013
    I have an early 2011 macbook pro and i want to upgrade the HDD just wondering is it a SATA I or SATA II HDD i will need. Looked all over the tech specs but nothing really clear.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It will support S-ATA 1.5 Gbps (S-ATA I), S-ATA 3.0 Gbps (S-ATA II), S-ATA 6.0 Gbps (S-ATA III), but any platter based notebook HDD will not even saturate S-ATA 1.5 Gbps (S-ATA I) anyway.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)
  3. viper1402 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2013
    Thanks for the speedy reply!
    I will get ordering one now

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