MBP Hard Drive Swap from 13" to 15"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mkflyfish, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. mkflyfish macrumors member


    May 30, 2011
    I have 2 Early 2011 MBPs: a 15" Core i7, and a 13" Core i7

    Both have macOS High Sierra on newer SSDs

    I want to swap how the family uses the two computers, can I simply swap the two SSDs and be done, or would I need to do something with the OS because of the different hardware?

    thank you,
  2. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    Swap away!

    No need to do anything else. I’ve done the same thing a number of times in the past.
  3. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Just swap 'em and see if there is any software update needed. i do this all the time. But if you are like me (I have the 15" 2011, as well) you would track down the original OEM 10.6.7 install discs and keep them on hand.
  4. mkflyfish thread starter macrumors member


    May 30, 2011
    Thanks Everyone. Much appreciated

    I can't believe my 2011 15" is still running, but then again Apple did replace the Logic Board...

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