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Old Aug 7, 2014, 09:12 AM   #2876
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The Transcend upgrade for the current models is ~$340, so I would think the new model when it comes out will be around that. This includes a nice external enclosure you could use with you old 256GB for backup if that interests you.

Personally, if you really need the 512GB space, I would get the Apple upgrade so you don't have to mess around with hacks to get TRIM running properly. I suspect the "TRIM hack" is about to get more complicated here when Yosemite comes out.

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Very helpful, thanks for the comparison. I think it's worth forking out to get the 512 now as it will be best to future proof the computer even if I plan to change how I use it (music on the cloud etc.).
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Old Aug 8, 2014, 11:42 PM   #2877
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I bought a 512GB 2013 Mac Pro SSDoff eBay and stuck it in my late 2013 13" rMBP and woah!

1020 MB/s read and write on BackMagic. That's 3-4x faster than the old 128 GB.

The 4x PCIe support in the 2013 rMBP is confirmed. So aftermarket drives could be very fast indeed when they finally come out.
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Old Aug 16, 2014, 05:55 PM   #2878
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Samsung 256 840 pro

I just bought the 256 840 pro & put it in my 27 inch iMac 2011 core I5 8 Gig of ram.

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Old Aug 18, 2014, 07:48 AM   #2879
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Hello guys,

I am about to upgrade my Macbook Pro 13 inch early 2011 and just wanted to make sure to buy the right SSD and Ram.

Regarding the SSD: I will replace the HDD with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD with 250gb in its designated position. I reckon there are different versions so do I need to buy the Basic, Desktop or Notebook Kit?

As to the Ram: Anything with 1333 Mhz DDR3 should be fine, right?

Thank you very much in advance!
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 09:11 AM   #2880
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Hello guys,

I am about to upgrade my Macbook Pro 13 inch early 2011 and just wanted to make sure to buy the right SSD and Ram.

Regarding the SSD: I will replace the HDD with a Samsung Evo 840 SSD with 250gb in its designated position. I reckon there are different versions so do I need to buy the Basic, Desktop or Notebook Kit?
They are all the exact same drive and any of those kits will work. They just contain different mounting hardware etc. depending on the application. You won't be needing any of that hardware, so just get whichever kit you can find cheapest.

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As to the Ram: Anything with 1333 Mhz DDR3 should be fine, right?
Here is RAM that will fit your MacBook. As long as you get that same spec., other brands will work fine also.
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 09:56 AM   #2881
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They are all the exact same drive and any of those kits will work. They just contain different mounting hardware etc. depending on the application. You won't be needing any of that hardware, so just get whichever kit you can find cheapest.



Here is RAM that will fit your MacBook. As long as you get that same spec., other brands will work fine also.
Thank you very much for your help! I will let you know if I succeed in upgrading my laptop.
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 04:11 PM   #2882
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Anyone try the new Samsung 850's yet? care to post speed tests?

i have 128 and get 400/500 or there about (running osx 10.9.4 with server in the back)
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 04:14 PM   #2883
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Anyone try the new Samsung 850's yet? care to post speed tests?

i have 128 and get 400/500 or there about (running osx 10.9.4 with server in the back)
Anandtech has some nice reviews of the 850 here.
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 04:39 PM   #2884
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Anandtech has some nice reviews of the 850 here.
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I saw that, thanks but as we all know while Anand's sad reviews are awesome there is always a differences between tested speed and average user speeds so i wanted to have a chat about what everyone else is getting
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 12:57 AM   #2885
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15" rMBP mid-2012, which SSD for upgrade?

Transcend JetDrive 725 480GB (or 960GB) SATA III, OWC 480GB Aura Pro 6G or something else?

It seems to me that prices have fallen about 20% since a year ago so I can begin to seriously consider upgrading the ONLY shortcoming of my (not-enough-storage) 256GB rMBP.

Last time I looked around there was only OWC that made a rMBP compatible SSD - or so I thought...
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 08:48 AM   #2886
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Transcend JetDrive 725 480GB (or 960GB) SATA III, OWC 480GB Aura Pro 6G or something else?

It seems to me that prices have fallen about 20% since a year ago so I can begin to seriously consider upgrading the ONLY shortcoming of my (not-enough-storage) 256GB rMBP.

Last time I looked around there was only OWC that made a rMBP compatible SSD - or so I thought...
Yes... Transcend is pretty new to the market with these and you are correct, Transcend and OWC are your only options. There is precisely zero reason to pay $50 more for the OWC product. Go with the Transcend. There is a long thread here where you can read some user reports.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 07:41 AM   #2887
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Transcend JetDrive 725 480GB (or 960GB) SATA III, OWC 480GB Aura Pro 6G or something else?

It seems to me that prices have fallen about 20% since a year ago so I can begin to seriously consider upgrading the ONLY shortcoming of my (not-enough-storage) 256GB rMBP.

Last time I looked around there was only OWC that made a rMBP compatible SSD - or so I thought...
take a look to the Crucial M550 or MX100 models too
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 07:55 AM   #2888
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take a look to the Crucial M550 or MX100 models too
hed1117 has a Retina Macbook and those SSDs won't fit. The Retina uses a blade style flash storage device like this.

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Old Aug 21, 2014, 09:43 AM   #2889
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hed1117 has a Retina Macbook and those SSDs won't fit. The Retina uses a blade style flash storage device like this.

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Old Aug 21, 2014, 11:56 AM   #2890
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Looking to get either the Samsung or Crucial 1TB SSD for 17" 2011 MacBook Pro. Both seem highly rated and are around the same price.
Is one faster than the other? Which one would you recommend.
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Old Aug 21, 2014, 12:29 PM   #2891
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Looking to get either the Samsung or Crucial 1TB SSD for 17" 2011 MacBook Pro. Both seem highly rated and are around the same price.
Is one faster than the other? Which one would you recommend.
They are both really close in speed. See this comparison. I would just get whichever you can find the cheapest.

The EVO does better with incompressible data, so if you plan to use OS X Filevault encryption that might favor the EVO a bit.
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 06:44 PM   #2892
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Looking to get either the Samsung or Crucial 1TB SSD for 17" 2011 MacBook Pro. Both seem highly rated and are around the same price.
Is one faster than the other? Which one would you recommend.
I use a lower level Samsung SSD, i would recommend the Samsung one. I have had it for over a year and i have had no issues with it
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Old Aug 23, 2014, 08:25 AM   #2893
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I have successfully upgraded both the RAM and SSD. Is there anything particular I need to know about using or tweaking the SSD or is it just fine the way it is?
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Old Aug 23, 2014, 08:33 AM   #2894
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I have successfully upgraded both the RAM and SSD. Is there anything particular I need to know about using or tweaking the SSD or is it just fine the way it is?
You should enable TRIM using this utility. Otherwise, nothing else to do.
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Old Aug 25, 2014, 12:13 PM   #2895
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You should enable TRIM using this utility. Otherwise, nothing else to do.
All set. Thank you very much for your help.
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