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Works Great in 13" Macbook Pro
on March 17, 2013
I am extremely pleased with this drive and would highly recommend it as an upgrade on a Macbook Pro. It is much faster than the stock 500 GB drive that came in late 2012 MacBook Pro. Now I have a fast 1 TB machine. All 999.8 GB are available as one drive.
I used the step by step instructions that I found at [...] to change out the hardware in less that 15 minutes.
After a discussion concerning the software restore with the apple guru at my local apple store, I used his advice by starting the macbook pro with the new drive by holding down the option key. (Rather than using an OS X Recovery Disk - the apple guru said apple no long supports that product, even though i found it on apple's support website???) I then had to log onto my wifi network. It took about 10 minutes to download the next menu to my computer over the internet. At that point I had to 1st delete the files on the new hard drive and at the time, select the "extended journal" option. This took 5 or so minutes. Then I used Time Machine to restore about 450 GB from a USB 3.0 connected external hard drive. That took about 5 hours.
I've been running the new drive for 2 days now with no problems. The only thing that did't restore was the product key in my Mac version of Microsoft Office. I reinstalled the key and all works fine. I run Windows 7 through Parallels. Windows and all of my Windows programs run fine. I did not have to reinstall product key numbers in my Windows versions of Lightroom and Photoshop.