I am planning on upgrading and hopefully rebuilding my Macbook pro (mid 2010) and I have some questions I was hoping to get advice about. I am not sure which SSD to get. I am looking at these three (all the 500GB): Crucial MX500, Samsung 860 Evo Sata III and the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD. I am leaning towards the Samsung or the SanDisk as they are supposed to be faster and I mainly use this macbook for photoshop and final cut pro. They are all available on amazon here in the UK. Does anyone have any recommendations about SSD? Would these all be compatible with my Mid- 2010 15'' Macbook Pro? Is it possible for me to do a "clean install" on the new SSD rather than clone my old disk? I have the mac OSX Install Disks that came with the laptop when it was new would it be possible to install OSX on the new SSD and then upgrade to OS Sierra? Would I need to upgrade to OS X El Capitan first? If so is it possible to still download and install X El Capitan? If I did this would it be wise to back up the current hard drive in the Macbook on another HD just in case? I have some software I want to re-install back onto the macbook once I have the new SSD installed. These are: Final Cut Studio (Final Cut Pro 7), Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Office Mac 2008. Are these versions all still compatible on OS Sierra? Any advice or suggestions on these questions would be very welcome and much appreciated! Note: I have already upgraded the memory on this macbook pro. I also have a Torx T6, Small Phillips screwdriver and an Iomax Sata Adapter.