Will Crucial MX500 2TB 3D CT2000MX500SSD1 SSD work in my Mid-2012 MBP?
Your going to have to forgive me in advance I use to work on computers, but need help because I want to understand a basic breakdown between an HDD and SSD, also could somebody please explain to me what NVME for SSD’s means?
I am a college student with a Macbook Mid-2012 with 2.5 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 it has 16 GB of RAM. I am looking to upgrade from the two 500 GB HDD I currently have installed to one of the following options:
- Crucial MX500 2TB SSD - 3D NAND SATA 2.5” SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) CT2000MX500SSD1
- Samsung 860 QVO 2TB SSD - 2.5” SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) MZ-76Q2T0B/AM
- Some other SSD
Would either of these SSD’s work in a Mid-2012 MBP? Do I need a Mounting Bracket or not? Should I also get a SATA to USB Cable since SSD’s are shockproof?
My concern is one of the reviews on Amazon said that his Crucial SSD stopped working after 5 months, that concerns me, plus I know these are expensive but being a college student and being a person who is capable of upgrading his own computer and I have some leftover money from Financial Aid to use, and considering how much I use my computer for school, writing papers etc. I need some recommendations in deciding what is best.
Also, I need recommendations for a backup External HDD or SSD for my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro.
Thanks for the help in advance.