I replaced my 2011-era Mac Book Pro's 500GB hard drive with the 500GB Samsung 850 Evo.The whole procedure took less than an hour (not counting the half a day it took to clone my Mac Book's hard drive to the SSD).
You can easily tell the difference between the two because an IDE connection uses numerous pins, while SATA uses a pin-less L-shaped connector.
Before you can upgrade a hard drive with a new replacement you’ll need to determine the type of drive you need to buy.
Today, most hard drives use a data connection known as SATA.
Today’s massive drives, with capacities exceeding 1TB, can create that illusion.
But as drive sizes increase, ways to consume drive capacity also expand.
If you gave it a new name in Disk Utility, it'll show up as such. This could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on how much you have stored on your hard drive.