Upgrading HD to SSD in MacBook Pro 2011

Discussion in 'Mac Notebooks' started by Chris Day, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Chris Day

    Chris Day New Member

    Nov 10, 2016
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    Hi all,

    I'm currently in the progress of replacing my SATA HDD 500gb hard drive in my MacBook Pro, the model is the i7, 2.2 15 inch MacBook Pro from 2011.

    I am a designer and photographer and would love the extra power.

    Will this SSD be ok? If not, could someone please recommend one?

    480GB SanDisk Z410 SSD 6Gb/s, SLC/TLC, Read 535MB/s, Write 445MB/s, 35k/69k IOPS.


    Is it a simple swap? Will I need any additional accessories or elements?

    I would really appreciate the advice. Many thanks. Chris
    Chris Day, Nov 10, 2016
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    honestone New Member

    Sep 17, 2014
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    Kent, WA (just south of Seattle, WA)
    How do you plan on getting all your stuff off the old drive and onto the new SSD?

    That SanDisk drive is "not bad", but I prefer ones made by Samsung. They have just about the fastest Read and Write Speeds in the industry. For the size you are looking at, either the Samsung 850 EVO 500 gig:


    or the Samsung 850 Pro 512 gig:


    are good options. Click on the Specifications tab in each link to see more detailed specs.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2016
    honestone, Nov 11, 2016
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