I want to upgrade my HDD to SSD on a 13 "MacBook Pro model 2011.
I want to upgrade the 512 GB drive HARD on my MacBook Pro 13 "2011 model to a 1 TB SSD.
I would like to know if it is safe and that it will improve the performance of my computer?
If your computer is under warranty I would take a first service provider since the upgrade of the disk hard yourself may void the warranty.
Hard disks have magnetic disks called platters, that something similar to a needle, called a head, uses to read and write data. Solid disks have no moving parts so the data is read and written much faster than a hard drive. From a HDD for one SSD must have a performance increase, but it will only increase performance when the determinant of the performance are the storage of read and write times. The amount of applications that are running at the same time is always dependent on the amount of system memory. The time that processor intensive tasks such as converting video and audio can take is still dependent on the processor. Several components material impact on the overall performance of the computer system from a disk HARD of a DDI will only have an impact on performance when the data is written to or read from storage.
I want to update my HDD sata SSD in Dell XPS 15 (L502X, Early 2011, computer laptop). Please suggest which SSD support my laptop.
Please check attached picture of the HARD drive.
New SSD should work fine.
So I finally finished putting my double drive on my MacBook Pro late 2011. I ended up putting the SSD where the optical drive has been, since research told me that the end 2011 MBP is the lucky model with an optical drive that supports Sata III. If anyone can give me a reason to spend my SSD and HDD, please let me know.
Anyway, now I ask to help with setting up my macbook pro to use two disks. I copied everything on the SSD and the SSD drive is set to start my computer to the top. I can already tell that this thing is so much faster now. However, I basically just have two exact copies of my all my stuff on the two disks. How can I configure my computer to know which drive to use? I want a few things to use my HARD drive and other things to use my SDD, not all at once. Where are these settings and how to do?
Thank you in advance!
I have a Macbook Pro 2011 start.
I installed a 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO instead of HD.
I moved the HD to the optical Bay.
Optical Bay has 3 Gigabit speed. HD space has a 6 Gigabit speed.
See the screenshots of my mac.
The old HD, I would reformat is not bootable.
I use my old HD for storage of movies, etc.
So for example, I'll download a movie and then move it to my old hard drive. I'll put it in a directory named for example movies.
On the SSD, I'll do an 'Alias' pointing to the movies on the old HD directory (on windows, it would be a shortcut).
In any case, hope this helps.
I'm under Lion (10.7.5) on a MBP late 2011. Replaced the original 750 GB HDD with a 1 to Samsung SSD 850 EVO and store Crucial 2x8G; to replace the battery with one of Lizone. (Restore own Internet) installation of Lion on the SSD in an external enclosure, software update, then exchanged the SSD for the migration of Bay assistant and used internal drive with the old HARD drive in the external box. OnyX to clear the caches and other cleanup. Basic response (keystrokes, menus, scrolling, select the element and application launch and quit smoking) is stutteringly slow and delay - but sometimes, after a reboot, all right (with dynamic performance, I expected to the SSD upgrade) for awhile. I have disabled Spotlight and invoke TM only manually.
I've ran out of ideas and would appreciate advice on what could be causing the slow response! Thank you.
Hardware information: (does that mean?)
MacBook Pro (15 inch, late 2011)
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[Click here for the User Guide]
MacBook Pro - model: MacBookPro8, 2
1 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 4 strands
16 GB OF RAM
OK 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
OK 8 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Bluetooth: Old - transfer/Airdrop2 not supported
Wireless: en1: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 2 - SN = 0123456789ABC
Information about this video: (does that mean?)
AMD Radeon HD 6770M - VRAM: 1024 MB
Apple Cinema Display 1680 x 1050
Intel HD Graphics 3000 - VRAM: 512 MB
Software system: (does that mean?)
OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G 63) - since the starting time: 3 hours
Disk information: (does that mean?)
SAMSUNG SSD 850 EVO 1 to disk0: (1 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: No.)
: 210 MB
Chapin SSD (disk0s2) /: 999,35 go-go (800,87 free)
[recovery] recovery: 650 MB
HL-DT-ST DVD - RW GS31N)
USB information: (what does this mean?)
Apple Inc. FaceTime HD camera (built-in)
Apple Inc. BRCM2070 hub.
Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB host controller.
Apple Inc. Apple keyboard / Trackpad
Computer, Inc. Apple IR receiver.
Lightning information: (does that mean?)
MacBook Pro from Apple, Inc..
Kernel Extensions: (does that mean?)
com [loading]. Cycling74.driver.Soundflower (1.5.2) [click here to support]
[no charge] com.marvell.kext.USBGenericPrinterClass (1.0.0) [click here for support]
Startup items: (does that mean?)
ChmodBPF: Path: / Library/StartupItems/ChmodBPF
Startup items are obsolete in OS X Yosemite
Demons of launch: (does that mean?)
[loading] com.bombich.ccc.plist [click here for support]
[loading] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist [click here for support]
Launch User Agents: (does that mean?)
[loading] com.google.keystone.agent.plist [click here for support]
User Login items: (does that mean?)
iTunesHelper hidden Application (/ Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesHelper.app)
Other applications: (does that mean?)
[performance] [0 x 0-0 x 25025].com.microsoft.Word
[performance] [0 x 0-0 x 27027].com.microsoft.autoupdate.fba
[performance] [0 x 0-0 x 38038].com.microsoft.Office365Service
[performance] [0 x 0-0 x 39039].com.etresoft.EtreCheck
Internet Plug-ins: (does that mean?)
FlashPlayer - 10.6: Version: 184.108.40.206 - 10.6 SDK [click here for support]
net.juniper.DSSafariExtensions: Version: unknown [click here for support]
AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: Version: 10.1.4 [click here for support]
Flash Player: Version: 220.127.116.11 - SDK 10.6 obsolete! Update
AdobePDFViewer: Version: 10.1.4 [click here for support]
LogitechHarmony: Version: 2.0 - SDK 10.7 [click here for support]
QuickTime Plugin: Version: 7.7.1
SharePointBrowserPlugin: Version: 14.4.3 - 10.6 SDK [click here for support]
GarminGpsControl: Version: 18.104.22.168 - 10.8 SDK [click here for support]
Silverlight: Version: 5.1.20513.0 - 10.6 SDK [click here for support]
JavaAppletPlugin: Version: 14.3.0 - version SDK 10.7 check
The internet user Plug-ins: (does that mean?)
ZoomUsPlugIn: Version: 3.5.11039.0317 - SDK 10.10 [click here for support]
WebEx64: Version: 1.0 - 10.6 SDK [click here for support]
WebEx: Version: 1.0 [click here for support]
Safari extensions: (what does this mean?)
iMedia Converter Deluxe
3rd party sous-fenêtres preferences: (does that mean?)
Flash Player [click here for support]
Time Machine: (what does this mean?)
Information of Time Machine requires OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" or later.
Top of page process CPU: (does that mean?)
1% Microsoft Word
0% process Web
0% of mail
Top of the process of memory: (does that mean?)
Process Web 229 MB
Mail 180 MB
180 MB Safari
98 MB Microsoft Word
WindowServer 82 MB
Virtual memory information: (does that mean?)
13,00 GB of free RAM
Used 2.81 GB RAM
Used Swap 0 B
Diagnostic information: (does that mean?)
December 14, 2015, 15:57:22 self-test - spent
Disk information: (does that mean?)
SAMSUNG SSD 850 EVO 1 to disk0: (1 TB) (Solid State - TRIM: No.)
If you are using an SSD, you use TRIM.
This allows to Spotlight and Time Machine runs automatically will not cripple your Mac. But ignoring the TRIM.
in 10.7.5, you can download the activation free utility TRIM.
I just update the OS in my MacBook Pro (late 2011) which worked perfectly well 'El Capitan' to 'Sierra '. Everything went, smooth and pleasant. but now, the trackpad is completely erratic, is in itself (such as move and open programs like possessed). I tried several suggestions from apple such as checking for updates, check the settings, delete all the gestures, etc. I'm assuming that the material is very well that was perfectly fine yesterday... any suggestions please help. -Note; I have to use an external mouse, and the latter is very well.
Thank you for using communities of Apple Support. It is my understanding that after upgrading to Sierra, your MacBook trackpad has become erratic. I know that my trackpad is an important part of my daily use, I can certainly understand your concern. I'm here to help get this resolved with you.
You did an excellent job so far! Then I recommend the system management controller (SMC) reset. This system can solve some unexpected behaviors. Follow the steps below:
- Stop the Mac.
- Unplug the MagSafe from Mac power adapter.
- Remove the battery. (Learn about removing the battery in the MacBook and MacBook Pro computers).
- Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
- Reconnect the battery and the MagSafe power adapter.
- Press the power button to turn on the Mac.
The LED on the MagSafe power adapters could change State or temporarily disable when you reset the SMC.
If the problem persists, test this problem in safe mode. This will allow you to exclude the software as the cause. To help get started in safe mode and additional steps, use the steps and the link below:
- Start or restart your Mac.
- As soon as you hear the startup tone, hold down the SHIFT key.
- Release the SHIFT key when you see the logo Apple appears on the screen.
After the Apple logo appears, this may take longer than usual to reach the login screen or your office. This is because your Mac performs a check of directory of your drive to boot in safe mode.
To leave safe mode, restart your computer without pressing any keys during startup.
See you soon!
Can I put OS Lion directly to El Capitan without an intermediate upgrade. I have a MacBook Pro late 2011. Safari no longer works on a lot of web content with this OS not.
I bought Kingston Hyperx Savage 480 GB SSD with the intention to install it into my Macbook Pro beginning 2011. but my Mac does not recognize the SSD when I connect it via USB. The strange part when I restart the Mac keeping the SSD attached to it, he acknowledged. And I can copy and paste normally. in the case where if I deleted and plugging it back in, it is appears as not counted. is there a solution for this or if I should change the SSD?
Should work well.
connect the USB box,
Start DiskUtility, (a) select the drive, the long name,
Select the partition tab in,
partition with the Table to Partition GUID, 1 partition only, OS X Extended (journaled), give it a name (like Mac - SSD).
After that it is ready to clone the boot disk and then swap the drives.
I'm new to Mac. I want to reset the preferences in Lightroom CC using a MacBook Pro
This link provides additional information to what I want to know exactly which file to delete
Have you tried pressing O or unchecking it in the toolbar (T)?
I want to upgrade to a hard drive SSD for my notebook Early 2011 MacBook Pro.
What are the specifications of the SSD looking?
Is that the kind of 2.5 "(7mm)?" I was looking at the card SanDisk Ultra II or similar model.
What is the process or the workflow to change SSD? (he just plug or do I need a prop?)
I backed up my current HARD drive for Time Machine on a G-Drive external hard drive. Can I restore my backup for the SSD of Time Machine, or are there additional steps?
Thank you in advance.
Any SSD with a box 2.5 "will be compatible with your MBP. I recommend OWC SSD or critical based on my experience and other participants of CSA veterans.
Installing the SSD is the same as for a traditional HARD drive. Watch this video:
You must format the SSD in Mac OS extended (journaled) disk utility. You can use Time Machine to restore your data on the SSD.
You can follow these guidelines:
I currently have 256GB on my mac, which is far from enough. as far as I know, the macbook pro get a SSD sata-m and I would buy more. I can buy it on the Apple site?
Apple does not sell any upgrade to the MacBook Pro retina. If you want to upgrade the internal memory, the connector is not standard m-SATA so your options are limited. One of the few places improvements are available is MacSales.com, who is a seller very good reputation (I bought many improvements to them):
On this page, you'll see also that they sell a pen, so that you can use the drive out you of your Mac as an external drive.
It's SheikAbdullah. I'm on MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid 2012) model. The RAM size is 4 GB. Now, I am planning to update. Can I switch from 4 GB to 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) or 4 GB to 16 GB (2 x 8 GB). Could you please suggest here
I have a MacBook Pro, beginning 2011, just upgraded to 8 Ram and have the storage capacity of 500 GB. I need more storage for photos. How much more can my grip of Mac, and it makes sense to add a computer that old?
I'm trying to decided if I should try to add more storage to my lap top existing, or buy a new one with more memory. I am a Photogaphy and need a lot of storage. I have a MacBook Pro, in early 2011, just upgraded to 8 GB of Ram so I could upgrade to OSX E Capitan and add new software. I have 500 GB storage now and need a lot more. Would love 2 TB or more.
What is the maximum I can add to my laptop? And does make sense to do?
On the largest practical size warehouse readers coming always internally are about 1, 000 GB.
To go more than you would have to decide if the portability was an important issue, because additional disks should probably be external. The Mac can support dozens of external hard drives. If you do not carry them, 'office' readers are faster and can be found in larger sizes. Their PIN 12-volt Motors require a lot more power that can be provided using Bus power, while they use their own power supplies.
I have the following machine - MacBook Pro (13 inch, end of 2011), 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, El Capitan. My hard drive seems to have failed, so I intend to replace it with an SSD. I'm looking at the - 1.0 TB mercury Electra 6 G 7 mm 2.5 - inch SATA 6.0 GB/s Solid State Drive. Is there any merit in going for the pro version i.e. 1.0 TB Pro 6 G or am I just using a sledgehammer to crack a nut of wall?
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.
Thanks & best regards,
In my Mini 2012, I thought that the drive to regulate (not Pro) was quite good.
The pro is guaranteed for 5 years vice 3-year warranty and is faster when you write compressed files.
It is up to you to judge the difference is worth the cost of the Bill.
I'm not a designer. I just want to use Indesign and photoshop for basic provisions / the strange brochure.
I got an error message when I download Photoshop yesterday after that I subscribed to the cloud app all. Saying «PHOTOSHOP has IDENTIFIED a PROBLEM WITH THE DISPLAY DRIVER...» AND PROPOSES IMPROVEMENTS TEMPORARILY DISABLED USING THE GRAPHIC MATERIAL.
I looked online and called the line of Adobe tips - United Kingdom: 0207 365 0735. A woman in Photoshop tech told me to uncheck 'Use the graphics processor' in preferences / performance saying I wouldn't have access to 3D in photoshop (not a problem).
Drinking, that she didn't know if it would affect indesign or one of the other applications too? She also advised me to update my graphics card. But when I told him I didn't know if I COULD on an OLD Macbook Pro 2011 that she was unable to answer. Similarly when I contacted the chat for cancellations the woman there are no. ADVICE to OFFER. She did however try and sell me an extra free month IF I Cancel. Not very smart if it does not WORK
God, I despair of the customer service.
I have OSX 10.9.8, 4 MB of memory, graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750 M 1024 MB so this helps.
Thanks in advance, Kay
Hey, I am using CS5 on MacBook OS x 10.6.8 and recently bought a MacBook Pro 10.9.5 opportunity. Would switch to 6 CS and use it on MacBook Pro. How do I do that?
Don't know what you're asking. Simply purchase the upgrade package and install it.
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