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I have an old MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012; 5,400 RPM HDD) that I want to bring back to life with an SSD.

The options I've been exploring are the 2.5" SATA SSDs—am I looking for the right component? I just realized there's mSATA, not sure if that's what I should be looking for.

Thanks!

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Yes! A 2.5 inch SATA SSD like this one from Samsung or this one from Crucial or this one from Western Digital will work. (Note that those three are just examples.)

  • You'll also want to grab a T6 screwdriver since you'll need one to open the drive caddy. – Nathan Osman Mar 2 '17 at 3:22
  • I personally recommend the Samsung one Noah linked to. I've had the EVO 850 for 2 years and the only issue I had was actually Apple's fault – Rajiv Mar 2 '17 at 7:11
  • @Rajiv: That was my first choice, but sadly it's CAD$50 more expensive than the 525 GB Crucial (also linked). – Khashir Mar 3 '17 at 23:49

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