#FridayHacks: How To Upgrade Your MacBook Pro With An SSD

Nothing hurts like seeing your old MacBook Pro with one foot in the grave, its a time that hurts especially when you look at all the this you have achieved with the antic.

Well if you are in this kind of situation today is one of your luckiest days on this planet earth for we are just about to advice your about  the single best thing you can do to breathe new life into it.

It  is important to not that  replacing  your  traditional spinning hard drive with a solid-state drive can not only extent the life span of your MacBook but it can also enable it to perform better. There’s a reason that all modern MacBooks and the vast majority of all laptops sold today use SSDs.

They are more energy efficient, more reliable and quieter than hard drives with magnetic, spinning disks. And they aren’t nearly as costly per gigabyte as they once were. the whole process of upgrading your MacBook pro with an SSD card will probably take an hour at most and its faster especially if you have the right tools in place.

in order to successfully upgrade your MacBook you will require the following, A  2.5-inch SATA SSD ,SATA-to-USB cable or dock,SATA-to-USB cable or dock,Tiny screwdriver to open your laptop,Torx head screwdriver for disassembling the hard drive and SuperDuper which you will have to download on the internet.

Then, click the Erase button at the top of the window and then click Erase. No need to change any settings, unless you’d like to give it a new name. This will format the drive and prep it for the next step.

Next, launch SuperDuper, and set it to clone your Mac’s hard drive to the SSD. If you gave it a new name in Disk Utility, it’ll show up as such. Then choose Backup All Files, and click Copy Now.

This could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on how much you have stored on your hard drive. When the process is complete, eject the SSD and shut down your computer.

In case you missed it in the previous step, shut down your computer.Remove your MacBook’s back cover by unscrewing the tiny screws. Put them in a small container as you remove them; they are easy to misplace.

You shall discover that after years without cleaning, your MacBook will probably be full of dust. Use a soft brush or gentle bursts of compressed air to release the dust and grime.

To remove the hard drive, use the regular screwdriver to unscrew the two black screws belonging to the bracket securing the hard drive. Remove the bracket and set it aside.

Gently lift the hard drive. You’ll see that a SATA ribbon is attached to one end. Carefully wiggle the connector — not the ribbon itself — to disconnect it.

Remove the four torx screws attached to the hard drive and set aside. At this point, you can store your hard drive away or convert it to an external hard drive. You’re done with it

Grab the SSD and screw in the four torx screws you removed from the hard drive. Then, carefully attach the SATA ribbon to the SSD, and insert the drive in the same configuration as the previous drive.Re-attach the bracket. And finally, replace the back cover using the tiny screws.If you made it this far without fumbling, congratulations! That was probably easier than you were expecting.

 

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