How to install an M.2 SSD in your MacBook

Are you looking to upgrade your MacBook with a faster and more efficient storage drive? If so, installing an M.2 SSD is a great option! In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to install an M.2 SSD in your MacBook. By the end, you’ll be up and running with lightning-fast speed!

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Preparing your MacBook.

To shut down your MacBook, press and hold the power button for a few seconds. A popup menu will appear with the option to shut down. Select this option and wait for your MacBook to power off.Disconnect the power adapter.

Once your MacBook is powered off, disconnect the power adapter from both the wall outlet and your MacBook. This will ensure that there is no risk of electrical shock when you open up your device.Remove the bottom case.

The next step is to remove the bottom case of your MacBook so that you can access the internal components. To do this, first locate all of the screws on the underside of your device – there should be 10 in total. Once you have found all of the screws, use a Phillips head screwdriver to loosen and remove them. With the screws removed, gently lift off the bottom case and set it aside.

Installing the SSD.

To insert the SSD into the slot, first locate the slot on the logic board. It will likely be labeled “SSD,” and will be next to or near the battery connector. If you are unsure of its location, consult your MacBook’s manual or a reliable online guide.

Once you have located the slot, unlock it by moving the switch next to it to the “Unlock” position. If there is no switch, skip this step.

Now, gently insert the SSD into the slot at a 45-degree angle, with the connectors facing towards the display assembly cable. You should feel a click when it is properly seated in the slot.Secure the SSD.

Next, you will need to secure the SSD in place using either screws or a bracket, depending on your MacBook model. For most models, there are two screws that need to be tightened in order to secure the SSD. These can usually be found in a small baggie that came with your Macbook.Replace the bottom case.

Once you have inserted and secured the SSD, replace the bottom case by aligning it withthe slots and snaps on your MacBook and then screwing it in place (if applicable).

Connecting the SSD to your MacBook.

Turn on your MacBook.Select the SSD as your startup disk.

After you have physically installed the SSD into your MacBook, the next step is to connect it so that your MacBook can start using it. To do this, follow these steps:

3.1 Connect the power adapter to your MacBook and plug it in to an outlet.

3.2 Press the power button on your MacBook to turn it on.

3.3 When you hear the startup sound, press and hold the Option key until a list of available startup disks appears onscreen. Select the SSD from this list and press Enter/Return to continue booting up from it.


Installing an M.2 SSD in your MacBook is a great way to improve its performance. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can easily upgrade your MacBook with a new SSD. Thanks for reading and be sure to check out our other posts for more tips on how to get the most out of your Mac!

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