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You'll need find a different 2.5" SSD than the one you have selected. Your systems SATA port runs at SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) I/O speed. The Samsung drive you have linked to is a fixed SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) which is too fast for your system. The newer Samsung 850 EVO drive would be a better choice as it offers SATA speed sense technology which will match your systems SATA port speed.
-[http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/ssd850evo/specifications.html|Samsung 850 EVO specs]
+[http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/ssd850evo/specifications.html|Samsung 850 EVO specs].
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+There are a few other SSD drives out there that will work as well. Just make sure you check the spec sheets SATA Interface line that is shows SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) as workable.
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+I would also recommend before you alter things make sure your systems firmware is up to date. Follow this Apple T/N: [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201518|About EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Mac computers].

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You'll need find a different 2.5" SSD than the one you have selected. Your systems SATA port runs at SATA I (1.5 Gb/s) I/O speed. The Samsung drive you have linked to is a fixed SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) which is too fast for your system. The newer Samsung 850 EVO drive would be a better choice as it offers SATA speed sense technology which will match your systems SATA port speed.

[http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/ssd850evo/specifications.html|Samsung 850 EVO specs]

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