Late 2011 model, A1278 / 2.4 GHz i5 or 2.8 GHz i7 processor.

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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD compatibility

Is this drive completely compatible with my MacBook Pro? If so, what is the best software for restoring my old drive to the new drive (applications included)?

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Yes you can use a Samsung 850 EVO 2.5" SSD in your system swapping out your current HD. Follow this IFIXIT guide: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011 Hard Drive Replacement

To make this easy get either a USB or FireWire (being faster) external case to hold your new SSD so you can prep it up.

Next you'll want to download from the App store the OS installer.

First you'll want to use Disk Utility to create a GUID partition map and a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition on your new SSD. Now run the OS installer and install the OS onto your new SSD. At the end of the OS install process the installer will ask you if you want to migrate your user accounts, apps & data over point to your current HD and all of your stuff will be copied over. The last step is to swap out your drives and thats it!

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Two things you should do before you start:

- Make sure your systems firmware is up to date. Follow this Apple T/N to check: About EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Mac computers If you have something newer thats works to.

- A common issue with this series is the HD SATA cable breaking down and if you have a SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) drive currently in your system the cable may not support the faster SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) SSD you're putting in. I would recommend replacing it at the same time you put the SSD in. Here's what you need: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2012) Hard Drive Cable - Apple P/N: 923-0104

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Hi there

Is the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD compatible with the early 2011 macbook pro 13 inch ?

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