Possible upgrade issues 3rd party ssd

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by bigmuffin123, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. bigmuffin123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2016
    After buying my macbook pro retina (13-inch, late 2012), it was only about a year before I realised that the installed 128GB wasn't nearly enough. Therefore, being fortunate enough to have one of the last macbooks in which this is possible, I upgraded the SSD to a transcend model, boosting my storage to nearly 500GB. I cloned the old SSD and everything worked perfectly for over a year running Yosemite. But then I wanted to upgrade to El Capitan and my mac broke. Literally. It froze, blacked out on me, froze some more and was generally a complete disaster so I used a time machine backup to roll back to yosemite, which is still working fine. Whether this is just my laptop or, as I suspect, something to do with having a third party SSD installed, I don't know. So my question is this:

    Should I try upgrading to Sierra (which I'd like to do as it looks pretty slick) or just carry on as I am on Yosemite? Any ideas/people who may have had similar issues appreciated.
    Many thanks
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Have you got a spare USB HD you can try the install on?
    I installed on an external 500GB Samsung SSD with no problems.
    It'd be odd if the installer minded 3rd party internal SSD's, but not external.

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