Top positive review
Turned my Late-2012 MacBook Pro into a Chromebook killer
July 31, 2018
I had been contemplating swapping the HDD in my wife’s Late-2012 MacBook Pro with an SSD as a permanent replacement for my underwhelming Acer Chromebook but couldn’t stomach paying $100 for upgrading a casual computer. When I saw Kingdian’s price for 120GB I had to try it out.
I was able to install High Sierra from after formatting the SSD in about 20 minutes. Swapped the HDD with the fresh SSD with High Sierra installed and the first boot worked flawlessly (25 seconds on the first boot). The SSD works like a dream on a stock 2012 MacBook Pro with 4 gigs of RAM. Putting the chromebook on eBay tonight and I’ll make enough to upgrade the RAM and swap out the old battery too. Hopefully the SSD will keep the MacBook alive for another six years!