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# 206090 9-Dec-2016 09:58
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Going to surprise my wife with an SSD replacement for her Macbook. She's been complaining that it seems to be getting slower and slower and I figured this was the easiest way to fresh it up.


Is this a suitable replacement?


Seems a good option. Any other suggestions are welcome.



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  # 1685122 9-Dec-2016 10:09
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I put one of the previous generation 500Gb Crucial SSDs (MX100 I think) in my Wife's 2012ish non-retina 13" MBP and it worked fine


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  # 1685124 9-Dec-2016 10:11
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If you search on the Crucial website for officially compatible SSD upgrades for 2011 MB Pro, it is listed:




FWIW I have bought 3 Crucial SSDs over the years and never had any issues with them.



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  # 1685140 9-Dec-2016 10:43
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Mostly related, but I had a 2008 iMac running Yosemite that I put an SSD into. It was only SATA 2 so didn't get the full speed benefits, but did use AHCI and worked just fine. I did have to run a command line command to enable trim as it was not enabled by default because it was not an Intel or Samsung drive.


I would stick with Intel or Samsung (mmmmm 850 Evo) drives just because of that, but the Crucial should work fine. I had a Sandisk and it worked perfectly too.

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  # 1685203 9-Dec-2016 11:53
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Not exactly your setup, but I have an MX200 in a 2010 MacBook Pro. I also have an older crucial drive in a 2006 MacBook. No issues with either of those drives. But, I was originally sent an MX200 that was almost DOA and was throwing out all sorts of read/write errors. Despite that, I would still recommend Crucial drives.

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  # 1685253 9-Dec-2016 13:20
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Cheers. I've gone ahead and grabbed the Crucial drive. Now time to Google copying the MacOS etc to the new drive.



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  # 1685345 9-Dec-2016 14:53
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Cheers. I've gone ahead and grabbed the Crucial drive. Now time to Google copying the MacOS etc to the new drive.







If she has had it that long and it is slowing down, might be a good opportunity to do a fresh install of OSX instead and then either use a Time Machine backup to restore her personal data OR use a SATA/USB adapter to plug the old HD into the Mac USB port and copy over what you want to keep directly.


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  # 1686562 12-Dec-2016 14:52
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Please be extra careful and use a high quality screwdriver kit when dismantling the back and hard drive bracket/holder. The bracket holder uses small real soft screws whose heads get stripped real easily. Happened to me and I just gave up - tried a lot of tricks - rubber band, superglue but nothing worked. In the end just put it all back and sucked up to slow speeds :(





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