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to upgrade or replace the SSD. solid-state drive in a MacBook Pro 13” Late 2012. This MacBook Pro uses a [https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/CSrH5D4FSy5rgZU6.full|proprietary storage drive connector|new_window=true], and is therefore '''not compatible''' with common M.2 drives without the use of an adapter. [ ] '''Before you perform this repair''', if at all possible, [guide|119046|back up your existing SSD|new_window=true]. Then, either familiarize yourself with [guide|119499|internet recovery|new_window=true] or [guide|66371|create a bootable external drive|new_window=true] so you’ll be ready to install macOS onto your new drive and migrate your data to the new SSD. [ ] Finally, we strongly recommend installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra (or a later macOS) before replacing the original SSD from your MacBook Pro. Most new SSDs require updated storage drivers not found in versions of macOS prior to High Sierra.
to upgrade or replace the SSD. solid-state drive in a MacBook Pro 13” Late 2012. This MacBook Pro uses a [https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/CSrH5D4FSy5rgZU6.full|proprietary storage drive connector|new_window=true], and is therefore '''not compatible''' with common M.2 drives without the use of an adapter. [ ] '''Before you perform this repair''', if at all possible, [guide|119046|back up your existing SSD|new_window=true]. Then, either familiarize yourself with [guide|119499|internet recovery|new_window=true] or [guide|66371|create a bootable external drive|new_window=true] so you’ll be ready to install macOS onto your new drive and migrate your data to the new SSD. [ ] Finally, we strongly recommend installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra (or a later macOS) before replacing the original SSD from your MacBook Pro. Most new SSDs require updated storage drivers not found in versions of macOS prior to High Sierra.