• Upgrade the hard drive on a MacBook Pro (HDD + SSD)

    I just completed the upgrade of my 2012 non-retina MacBook Pro. I upgraded from stock 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD to 500 GB Samsung Evo 850 SSD. Two notes to keep in mind: with SuperDuper! the cloning process is essentially creating the image then copying it/cloning it to your new drive. I used a SATA to USB3.0 connector. This process to transfer 180 GB of data took 2 hours. The Solid State Drive installation took 10 minutes, if that. The second thing you want to take note, after installation I noticed on boot up, I would get the Apple chime, a blank screen for 30 seconds then the Apple logo showed up and blast off. If you happen to run into that, go to System Preferences -> StartUp Disk and make sure your Solid State Drive is selected as the StartUp Disk. After choosing, reboot. Now my boot time went from 35 seconds to 3 seconds. Maybe not 3, but you catch my drift.

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