SSD upgrade for MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2012
I use a MacBook pro Mid 2012 13" inch laptop. Detailed specs are given below.
- 2.9 Ghz Intel Core i7
- 8GB 1600 Mhz
- 1 TB HDD
- MacOs Sierra
I am thinking of upgrading the hard drive to an SSD and use the HDD in the optical drive as secondary storage. My plan is to install the MacOS on to the SSD, with the applications an document files installed on the HDD. Is this possible ?? I heard this gives faster performance.
I have tons of software currently installed on the 1 TB HDD, there are also several Virtual Machines installed as well , the disk is currently using 400 GB, do I have to clean install MacOS on the SSD ?? what about activation etc.??
I have seen some videos on ifixit and it seems this can be done. I have selected on the following parts for this.
Amazon.com: 2nd 2.5'' SATA HDD SSD Hard Drive Disk DVD CD ROM Optical SuperDrive Caddy Tray Adapter for Apple Unibody Ma…
In ifixit they recommended another drive caddy that costs 25 USD, is the above caddy suitable for my laptop ??
Also is the above Samsung SSD compatible with my laptop ??
What is the minimum capacity of SSD required to install MacOS?