Put SSD from old MacBook into new to be up and running?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by desiromeo, May 1, 2013.

  1. desiromeo macrumors newbie

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    My question is if it is possible to remove the ssd running 10.8.3 on an old macbook unibody 2008 into a brand new macbook 2013, and everything will be up and running without extra work? Can it possibly be as simple as pop in and everything works? If not, what will I have to do to transfer data onto the new macbook? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It will work, if the OS version on the old MacBook's SSD is at least the version the MacBook Pro you want to buy comes with, thus if you buy a 2012 MacBook Pro, you need at least Mac OS X version 10.7.5 on that SSD and if you buy a, not yet released, 2013 MacBook Pro coming with 10.8.4 for example, your SSD should have at least 10.8.5 installed to include all the drivers.
     
  3. desiromeo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats great! So the OS itself contains all the drivers for EVERY macbook it supports? So even tho my old macbook never had firewire or usb 3 etc, my old ssd will be as simple as replacing and ready for use?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes.
     
  5. desiromeo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!
     

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