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    Looking to max out MBP mid 2010...
    Hi there,

    I have a mid-2010 MBP that has thankfully been working quite well over the last few years. I'd like to upgrade it as much as I can (maybe even swap out the CD drive for an additional SSD) but having looked around have seen quite a few conflicting messages?

    Can i upgrade the RAM to 8 or 16GB? What's the best type of SSD to get for this model? Where would I go to replace the battery?

    Any help/answers would be much appreciated.

    Further information:
    MBP Core 2 Duo 2.4 13 Mid-2010
    Current RAM - 4GB
    Current HDD - 250 GB
    Model - A1278
    VRAM - 256MB

    TIA

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    Looking to max out MBP mid 2010...
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    L2014 Mac mini macOS Mojave, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    According to EveryMac, https://everymac.com/systems/apple/m...ody-specs.html, the 2010 MBP will accept 16GB memory.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Looking to max out MBP mid 2010...
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone XS, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    Welcome to the forum. You can find a good SSD (and memory modules) for that model at OWC: https://www.macsales.com
    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    Welcome to the forum. You can find a good SSD (and memory modules) for that model at OWC: https://www.macsales.com
    Thanks for your reply.

    Do you know if there are any issues with certain sizes of the SSD e.g. will a 1TB be alright or will I only be able to use 500GB?

    Thanks

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    Looking to max out MBP mid 2010...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ccb09aag View Post
    Thanks for your reply.

    Do you know if there are any issues with certain sizes of the SSD e.g. will a 1TB be alright or will I only be able to use 500GB?

    Thanks
    There should be no issue with any size SSD. The only limitation, is the older SATA speed (3gb), compared to the newer SATA 2 (6GB)or 3 speeds (16GB). So, if you get a SATA 2 or 3 drive, it will still only use the SATA speed.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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