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  1. Thanks for sharing this! I’m not sure this quite fits my situation though. I’m already trying to replace my original HDD with the new SSD in the original hard drive caddy position (leaving my optical drive intact). As far as I know, the mid-2012 MacBook Pro is compatible with SATA III. Additionally, I’m skeptical as to whether my hard drive cable needs to be replaced, because every time I use this laptop with the original hard drive, it performs as expected. It’s only when I use the SSD that the performance becomes crap. Is that a sign of a hard drive cable malfunctioning or being
  2. Ohhhhhh yeah, now that you mention it, I remember I had my wireless mouse receiver plugged into one of the USB ports cuz it’s tiny and I kinda forgot about it. Maybe that was my keyboard issue. Thanks! and yeah, I might also look into a hard drive cable. I’m just confused cuz the laptop runs fine with the original HDD, unless just the speed is hampered and I don’t know it. It’s only when I install the SSD that I experience serious degradation in performance.
  3. I am using a mid-2012 13” Unibody MacBook Pro, running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6), and my system has 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, an Intel Core i7 processor, and the original 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Disk Drive (yuck). Pretty standard and outdated setup. I recently purchased a brand new 1 TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD for a substantial speed and storage upgrade. Currently, my 500 GB HDD has a little over 400 GB of content on it. (I’ve already posted about this problem here, but this is an update to my original post.) When I first got the SSD, I formatted it for macOS using Disk Utility, cloned m
  4. Yes! When I reinstall macOS should I reinstall the SSD and do it from there, or plug it into my MacBook with an external SATA cable and do it from my old HDD?
  5. Okay. Is there anything else you would recommend I try before I do that? I've been talking to a friend of mine and he said that reinstalling the OS is a good option but it will be a bit more tedious/complicated to copy my stuff over manually after that. Also, do you know if I would be able to reinstall OS X El Capitan specifically, since that's what I'm currently on? I know it's several years old at this point. I'm just not trying to install Big Sur/Catalina/Mojave/whatever the latest supported version of macOS is. Thanks for your help!
  6. Yeah it does. I'm actually using it right now, but I can swap the drives out again and reinstall macOS on the SSD.
  7. I suppose I could give that a try. After doing a clean installation of macOS, would I be able to restore all my stuff, including installed programs and plugins, by just copying all of that over from my HDD? I'm kind of a noob to this stuff cuz I haven't had much need to do it before.
  8. I am using a mid-2012 13" Unibody MacBook Pro, running OS X El Capitan (10.11.6), and my system has 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, an Intel Core i7 processor, and the original 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Disk Drive (yuck). Pretty standard, outdated setup. I recently purchased a brand new 1 TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD to clone my HDD to and replace for a substantial speed and storage upgrade. Currently, my 500 GB HDD has about 400 GB of content on it. I formatted the SSD in Disk Utility, using the "OS X Extended (Journaled)" Format, and the "GUID Partition Map" Scheme. Then I cloned my HDD to the S
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