Can I put an SSD in my new MacBook Pro?

Episode 1315 (1:17:18)

Jimmy from Inglewood, CA
Apple MacBook Pro

Jimmy got a new MacBook Pro and he's looking to get an SSD that a neighbor was selling. Leo says it may not work because of the design of Apple laptops. Every laptop is designed specially and it may need a custom fit SSD. If it's a standard SSD, he may be OK.

How can he clone his hard drive to the SSD? Leo says to use SuperDuper. He can then make it bootable. Once he knows that works, he can then remove the old drive and then put the SSD in.

Jimmy should check with Other World Computing, as they know the most about Macs outside of Apple and can advise him on whether or not that SSD will fit.