Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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I want to replace my hard drive, what SSD is recommended?

My computer has been working really slow. The ball will spin forever at times and not load a program or page without me having to force quit and/or reboot the machine. It's extremely frustrating. I've already replace the hard drive cable without any change. even the Apple store didn't help. I use this machine for my business and often work with several windows open at a time and running a couple of programs as well. Can anyone help me decide what the best (least expensive) replacement hard drive I should get for this machine which will help speed things up and be able to run graphics programs? I've already replaced the two 2 GB of memory with two 4GB of memory. Battery is "good".

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I've have very good luck with the SSHD drives: 1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive

1 TB SSD Hybrid 2.5" Hard Drive Image

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Thank you! That's what I needed to hear. I'll order it now.

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Hi, I installed the new hard drive following directions on Ifixit. When I started it back up, all I get is a flashing question mark. Any suggestions?

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Thats to be expected as the drive is virgin it has no OS software installed. You'll need to reconnect your old drive using a SATA to USB adapter so you can startup your system. Then download from the Apple Store the OS installer and prep up your new drive.

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I've already safe booted my MacBook, launched Single User Mode, reset the NVRAM and reset the SMS with no change. Was there something special I failed to do after installing a new hard drive?

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Just so I understand correctly, I connect the old drive to the SATA end, then I connect it to my USB port on the computer and reinstall the OS ?

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