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Can I upgrade my 13" MBP to have an SSD?

124 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2013 2:15 PM by Doelago RSS
Doelago Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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Jan 12, 2013 1:54 PM

I have a mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro, and I was wondering if it is possible to upgrade this model to have an SSD?


If so, can anyone say whatever it is worth replacing the harddrive, or just ditching the optical drive and adding an SSD alongside the old HDD? Also, what SSD`s work, and are there any certain SSD`s I should consider getting?


Also, is it overal worth it? And while we are at it, what is the recommended amount of RAM?


Would love a small performance boost to this thing after seeing what an SSD is capable of, so can anyone with experience say whatever it is worth it?



MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,035 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to Doelago)

    Yes, it's possible to install an SSD. It is also possible to install an SSD in the optical drive bay. Visit OWC to find SSDs as well as the DataDoubler to install the SSD as a replacement for the optical drive.


    Maximum RAM for your model is 16 GBs. You find what you want and the cost, then you determine if you think the cost is justified for your needs.


    For your model get an SSD that is compatible with SATA III - 6.0 Gb/s interface.


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