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Time forUse this guide to upgrade or replace the solid-state drive in a MacBook Pro 15” Mid 2012. This MacBook Pro uses a [https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/CSrH5D4FSy5rgZU6.full|proprietary storage upgrade? Possibly 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 has become ''tired'' from your MacBook Pro. Most new SSDs require updated storage drivers not found in its old age? Use this guide versions of macOS prior to replace the SSD. High Sierra.
Time forUse this guide to upgrade or replace the solid-state drive in a MacBook Pro 15” Mid 2012. This MacBook Pro uses a [https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/CSrH5D4FSy5rgZU6.full|proprietary storage upgrade? Possibly 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 has become ''tired'' from your MacBook Pro. Most new SSDs require updated storage drivers not found in its old age? Use this guide versions of macOS prior to replace the SSD. High Sierra.