As you may or may not know, and you probably know if you have a MacBook pro from 2008-2011, it is not possible to install the latest and greatest version of mac os-x on your precious MacBook pro. Apple has done this officially because it claims the hardware on these older computers is not compatible with the new OS but this does not seem to be true. How do we know? simple really, we found a way to install high-sierra on older MacBook pro's (A1278 variants from 2008-2011) and we could see clearly that the OS runs very nicely on the computers. It's true that the performance is clearly slower than a brand new MacBook pro but we still think that paired with a good SSD your old laptop can be used for many more years with the latest OS version released by Apple.
So without any more chatter, here is how you can have it done:
What you will need:
Once you got all the tools the process is very straightforward. You will simply need to do the following
We highly recommend this upgrade path even if your mechanical hard-drive still works. A new SSD will make your MacBook pro A1278 feel modern again and will assure it will work for many years to come.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions of if you feel unsure that you can do this on your own and would like us to perform the upgrade for you
Happy 2018 everyone