Can I use SSD Samsung 850 EVO , 250gb in Macbook Mid-2010 (Macbook 7.1) without mounting screws? I got a brand new SSD but without mounting screws. There are mounting screws on my HDD currently, but I can't pull them out of it, because I don't have a screwdriver.
You can run your Mac with the SSD unmounted, but it is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED. This is because:
- The connection can come lose, which will cause kernel panics and data loss
- Could also harm the SSD if it bounces around in the case
- Movement could cause damage to internal components, such as connections.
The best thing to do is to mount the drive. Post a picture of the mounting screws, and someone here will point you to the right screwdriver. They're almost always cheap, and it's worth the money.