I upgraded my macbook pro early 2011 this weekend with a samsung 850 pro 512gb. Feb 27, 2011 hey guys, im going to be replacing my 2010 mac mini with a 2011 macbook pro. You appear to store a lot of stuff on your system currently with a dual drive config. The macbook pro 15 mid 2011 unibodys case is composed of a single block of aluminum, following the same process of the macbook unibody and the. Owcs stepbystep video of how to install a hard drive or ssd in the apple macbook pro inch early 2011 unibody with model id. How much longer can my macbook pro early 2011 last. Owcs stepbystep video of how to install a hard drive or ssd in the apple macbook pro 17inch early 2011 unibody with model id. Ssd upgrades for your apple macbook pro inch, early 2011 2. There is no doubt that the early 2011 macbook pros built with the latest intel. Replace the clunky, spinning hard drive inside your macbook pro unibody with a lightning fast ssd.
How to install an ssd in a 2011 macbook pro youtube. Hi guys, my macbook pro feels like its giving its dying breaths when trying to run yosemite, and ive. From a real world perspective, would i even notice the difference between the two as far a speed goes or any other ones for that matter. Of course, you should always get as much storage as you. Macbook pro unibody early 2011 ssd installation crucial. The question is what to do with her existing early 2011 macbook pro. The early 2011 model migrates from the dated intel core 2 duo to intels newer core i5 and i7 cpus. Only in the user interface test is it markedly slower on the level of the. Ssds solidstate drives designed for the macbook pro. Drivedx acts as an early warning system for pending drive problems.
This is a 1024gb ssd with 960gb total usable capacity. I installed a 256gb ssd into my first generation 17 unibody macbook pro a couple of years ago, before there was a thirdparty trim option. Shop for solid state drives for macbook pro at best buy. There is a way to connect two nonthunderbolt monitors to a macbook pro early 2011. Mar 24, 2020 i suggest going for the full 2tb if you can afford it, but 1tb is good enough, especially if you use cloudbased storage and external hard drives. Early 2011 macbook pro upgrading ram or ssd macrumors. Owc 250gb aura pro 6g ssd with upgrade kit for 2012 to early 20 macbook pro with retina display. Hey all, i recently received a friends old malfunctioning early 2011 macbook pro. You just have to daisy chain two thunderbolt docks together, where at least one of the docks has an hdmi out. Dates sold, processor type, memory info, hard drive details, price and more. Following on from the previous post on upgrading your macbook pros ram, today we have a tutorial on how to fit your mac with a speedy solidstate drive ssd.
Apr 04, 2020 questions and answers posted by the apple store community for the product thunderbolt 3 usbc to thunderbolt 2 adapter. Since my macbook has only one thunderbolt 1 port and no usb 3. If desired, peel the pull tab off your old hard drive and transfer it to the side of your new drive. The connection with a dock is great and working with multiple monitors works like a breeze. Jun 21, 2011 extending macbook pro speed and capacity with dual drive upgrades. Can i have multiple monitors on my macbook pro early 2011. The video displays a inch nonretina macbook pro but the process will be very similar for the 15inch nonretina macbook pro. Depending on the size of your drive bay, you may need to use a spacer to make your ssd fit properly. Optical to sata drive converter bracket solutionadd up to 2. Extending macbook pro speed and capacity with dual drive upgrades. Installing macbook pro unibody early 2011 dual hard drive. Im sure you can get a lot of extra speed with a ssd but why spend the money when you can improve the speed for fraction of the cost.
The thirdparty ssd trim enabler has been the only change ive made to accommodate the ssd. Im not a computer expert but i did extensive research on the topic about the best ssd for macbook pro and actually upgraded it by myself diy. Macbook pro 15 unibody early 2011 hard drive replacement. I though of buying this thunderbolt dock here and connecting the ssd and two monitors through the dock. Problems installing new ssd on early 2011 macbook pro with. Reading the description, i was aware that the mac needed at least high sierra os installed in order for the ssd to work. Introducing our new jetdrive ssd upgrade kit for the macbook air and macbook pro with retina display. This hard drive has a solid state disk meaning no moving parts that can break. Installing macbook pro unibody early 2011 dual hard drive ifixit. After i did this, i noticed that the fan started to blow for anything that i started. Jan 29, 2020 you should consider upgrading your macbook pro with an ssd if. So if you are considering upgrading to either a macbook air. Crucial memory and ssd upgrades 100% compatibility guaranteed for apple macbook pro inch, early 2011 free us delivery. Upgrading the hard drive in the early 2011 macbook pro to an ssd 128gb drive.
Internal ssds ssd upgrade kits for mac jetdrive 720. Extending macbook pro speed and capacity with dual drive. Recommendation for ssd upgrade early 2011 macbook pro. Technical specifications for the macbook pro inch core i5 2. Back when i had a late 2008 15 unibody macbook pro, i had it outfitted with the intel x25m 80 gb ssd and it was awesome. Installing macbook pro 15 unibody early 2011 dual hard drive. Early 2011 mbp upgrade hdd to ssd macrumors forums. Includes diy install videos to make upgrading easy. Jun 20, 2011 back when i had a late 2008 15 unibody macbook pro, i had it outfitted with the intel x25m 80 gb ssd and it was awesome. New intel 510 ssd drive upgrade for apple macbook pro 2011 15.
Macbooks tend to look very similar, and its important to know which machine you have before ordering any replacement parts. Well take a closer look at owcs mercury extreme pro 6g 240gb ssd, along with their data doubler adapter and value line superslim optical drive external solution for early 2011 macbook pro users. For whatever reason there seem to be issues with worn ribbon connector cables where they may work ok with hard drives but work marginally or not at all with ssds. Best ssd upgrade for old macbook pro 3 great choices. Macbook pro early 2011 15in ssd high s apple community. I followed one of the many online guides that talk about carboncopy to copy your configuration on your hhd to your new drive and then you just have to swap them. As a result, you have more chances to save your critical data before any data loss actually occurs. Ssd in macbook pro early 2011 im upgrading my macbook pro 2011. Timetec hynix ic 16gb kit 2x8gb compatible for apple ddr3 33mhz pc310600.
Read speed up to 763mbsec and write speed up to 446mbsec. Macbook pro unibody early 2011 ssd dual drive installation use this guide to install a second ssd in place of the optical drive. This is because each thunderbolt device can demultiplex only one. Apples macbook pro has only one harddrive slot, but you can replace the optical drive with a bracket to hold another hard drive. A complete ssd upgrade kit for macbook pro early 2011. Pull the optical drive upward from its edge closest to the display and remove it from the upper case. When any issue or problem is found, it alerts you immediately. Recommendation for ssd upgrade early 2011 macbook pro mac. How to replaced your hard drive to ssd in your macbook pro 2011.
The ultimate guide to apples proprietary solid state drives. Ssd hdd dual drive on macbook pro late 2011 so i finally finished setting up my dual drive on my macbook pro late 2011. Some drive bays have a height of 7 mm, while others have a height of 9. The macbook pro 15 early 2011 unibody was announced in february of 2011. Your macbook starts up very slow or performs sluggishly in general. Macbook pro unibody early 2011 ssd dual drive installation guide id. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Due to the single thunderbolt port acting as a displayport connection as well, is there anyway to do dual output to two monitors. Designed especially for mid20 or later macbook air or macbook pro with retina display models. Ssds for macbook pro early and late 2011 hard drives.
Get everything you need to upgrade your 2011 macbook pro ssd for a total system performance and capacity boost. That was about two and a half years ago, still works great. Macbook pro, i carried that drive over but soon had it replaced with a crucial m4 51. I purchased the ssd as an upgrade for my macbook pro early 2015 which came configured with 128gb. The macs from 2011 were some of the best ever made. Upgrade parts and products there is no doubt that the early 2011 macbook. Questions about thunderbolt 3 usbc to thunderbolt 2. For the mid2012 macbook pro line, apples quickstart guide does not cover hard drive installation, but it is the same process as it is for earlier models. Hi all my daughter is going off to college in the fall, and we are going to buy her a new macbook pro. Works great in 2012 macbook pro running dual boot by ladycage.
Add a solid state drive ssd to your macbook pro for a huge increase in performance and capacity. Apples macbook pro has only one hard drive slot, but you can replace the optical drive with a bracket to hold another hard drive. It seems the top two contenders are samsung 840 pro and crucial m500. But the truth is, not all drives are physically spinning hdds anymore, and the solid state drive or ssd is becoming an increasingly common upgrade for macbook pros of all ages. Use this guide to install one using our optical bay hard drive enclosure. The larger macbook pro starts at 512gb or 1tb of ssd storage and can be upgraded to up to 8tb, which is definitely a lot. Apple took some big steps forward with the refreshed. The late 2016 macbook pro offered choices of a single 256gb, 512gb, or 1tb ssd, while the mid 2017 release also introduced a 128gb option, and all four capacities are.
Because ssds have a number of advantages compared to hdds, they are more speedy, reliable and quieter yes, you wont hear the click sound from a spinning hard drive. Installing macbook pro unibody early 2011 dual hard. Use this guide to install a second ssd in place of the optical drive. Upgraded my early 2011 macbook pro with a ssd a few years ago and working fine. Im looking to upgrade some parts of my early 2011 base model mbp, shall i upgrade my 500gb hard drive to a 256gb ssd or should i upgrade to 16gb of ram from 4gb. Increase the storage space in your laptop by replacing the optical drive with a second hard drive or ssd. This is because each thunderbolt device can demultiplex only one displayport signal from the thunderbolt signal. Hey i added 16 gigs to my early 2011 macbook pro and did it everincreasing performance.
I ended up putting the ssd where the optical drive was, since research has told me that the mbp late 2011 is the lucky model with an optics drive. Discussion in macbook pro started by sluggyman, jun 14, 2012. If you have an old macbook pro with one foot in the grave, the single best thing you can do to breathe new life into it is replace its traditional spinning hard drive with a solidstate drive. Ssd s for macbook pro early and late 2011 ssd s for macbook pro early and late 2011 sort by. Upgrade your macbook pro to an ssd for up to 6x the capacity and 106x the speed of the original drive. Upgrading ram was a relatively cheap way to increase the speed of your mac it did so by making your mac run smoother if you have multiple applications open at the same time and generally allowing your mac to do more without slowing. Drivedx runs in the background and periodically performs checks to determine the health of your ssd or hdd. If you are installing a new hard drive, we have an os x install guide to get you up and running. The next two paragraphs are from the profile of the previous version of the macbook pro. This 500gb hard drive saved a 2 year old laptop from the junk pile and provided a cheaper way for a college. This is common for old macbook pros such as 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 models. Macbook pro unibody early 2011 ssd dual drive installation.
Crucial memory and ssd upgrades 100% compatibility guaranteed for apple macbook pro. Increase the original storage of your macbook by up to 8 times. The late 2011 macbook pro models are so similar to the early 2011 models that apple didnt bother to release an updated instruction manual. Macbook pro early 2011 ssd very slow when in main hardrive bay but very good via usb. Tkd 2tb ssd hard drive replacement for macbook air pro 11 15 a1502 a98 a1465 a1466 late 20, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 mac pro a1481 mojave 5yr warranty. Issues putting a hard drive in the optical bay of my early. How to upgrade macbook pro hard drive unibody, 20092012.
When i upgraded to an early 2011 15 macbook pro, i carried that drive over but soon had it replaced with a crucial m4 51. Since then, ive only gotten three speeding tickets for my computer being as fast or faster than the current machines. Use this guide to install one using an optical bay hard drive enclosure. Does anyone have recommendations or can tell me which ssd they use for their macbook pro. In this video we show you show you how easy it is to install an ssd in a 2011 macbook pro.
Jul 22, 2012 im looking to replace my stock hard drive on my macbook pro spring 2011 with an ssd. Complete with tools, instructions, and a slick aluminum usb 3. Every time that i upgrade the os the system seemed to slow down. Pull the optical drive upward from its edge closest to the display and remove it from the.
Its worth pointing out that macbook pros from 20, 2014, and 2015 have very few ssd upgrade options. And newer macbook pro 2016 and 2017 models are not upgradable at all. According to crucial, i could update the disk to an ssd and boost it from 8 to 16 gbs of memory. Theres already a lot of good answers here but ill put my 2 cents in. Lacies announced a dual ssd little big disk and promise has announced a. This report focuses on another bto macbook pro, a inch 2. Upgrade parts and products there is no doubt that the early 2011 macbook pros built with the latest intel core i5 and. I have already put 16gb of ram and now i want to put a ssd, i found a good cost, is the samsung ssd 840 series 500gb but looking community i found several problems with the compatiblity. Ssdhdd dual drive on macbook pro late 20 apple community. Drivedx the most advanced drive health diagnostics and. Late 2011 macbook pro inch still running fine after 9. Issues putting a hard drive in the optical bay of my early 2011 macbook pro. Many recent macs may be able to use os x internet recovery. Followed the installation to the tee, but upon booting into the startup internet recovery.1108 757 379 174 629 504 1063 1316 1297 1421 1479 1466 1345 105 1147 53 193 730 627 621 296 1392 805 1319 917 821 1413 389 194 1138 1265 346 1203 358 205 1046 543 1057