Install an SSD in your MacBook Pro
To do this upgrade, you're going to need a few things: A 2.5-inch SATA SSD (I used a 480GB Kingston A400) A SATA to USB cable or a USB dock. PH-000 screwdriver to open your MacBook Pro and a T6 Torx head screwdriver to disassemble the hard drive assembly, standard issue for many MacBook Pro Repair Kits like this one.
What to Know. Open Disk Utility > select the SSD and choose Erase > rename it > click Erase again. Clone your HDD using cloning software or Disk Utility. Shut down your computer and swap the HDD with the new formatted SSD.
Because the Mac Studio has physically removable SSDs, removing and replacing them should work as it does in a PC. Apple implemented some kind of "software block" to prevent the Mac Studio from booting after its storage has been replaced, as evidenced by the power LED's blinking amber "SOS" pattern.
Apple's new Mac Studio was revealed to have an interesting secret over the weekend: it has removable SSD storage.
How to upgrade your MacBook Air with an SSD
Remove the hard drive from your MacBook Air
Apple price $999 plus tax. Not a preferred option. Price of SSD and Cable $83 (Amazon Prime) delivered in about 3 days.
You need a lot of storage First, Apple's PCIe SSDs will be significantly faster than an external HDD. That may not be a problem if you use the HDD to store files you rarely access, but if you frequently use it, you may feel the slowdown.
Since the vast majority of Mac sales are MacBooks, this article describes the basics of installing an additional SSD in your MacBook.
Apple has determined that a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) used in 13-inch MacBook Pro13-inch MacBook ProApple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (MacBook Pro with 13-inch Retina display) (non Touch Bar) units have an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive. 13-inch MacBook Pro units with affected drives were sold between June 2017 and June 2018.
Use Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) for hard drives, and Format: APFS for SSD. Always use GUID Partition Map for macOS. It is best to first choose View ==> Show All Devices so that both drives and volumes appear in the list at left (if not showing, choose View => Show Sidebar).
The MacBook Pro only have a single drive slot, so you can't add a second SSD. Your only option is to replace the existing SSD with a bigger one. Another alternative is to use an external storage device.
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Upgrading your Mac to an SSD (solid state drive) is not easy, but it may help keep your Mac running at its maximum speed and performance.